TAMBORINE Village will soon have its own cenotaph for commemorative services.
Tamborine Village Lions Club’s David Walker said the $20,000 cenotaph would be delivered to Tamborine Memorial Hall within the next four weeks.
While the 2.5-meter high monument was initially planned for placement on vacant land adjacent to the Lions Club along Waterford-Tamborine Road, Mr Walker said the site changed after he was approached by Scenic Rim Regional Council.
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He said the project became a joint project after funds were allocated to upgrade the hall as part of council’s Vibrant and Active Towns and Villages initiative.
Hall works, which included the installation of a cenotaph plinth, 46 bay car park, concrete footpaths, landscaping and electrical upgrades, were completed earlier this month.
Mr Walker said the cenotaph would commemorate the services of all Australian servicemen and women, with a plaque inscribed with The Ode and Defence Force insignia to be mounted on the monument.
He said cenotaph committee members decided not to have details of fallen Tamborine Mountain defense personnel etched onto the monument, as names could not be added in the future.
Families of Tamborine Village servicemen and women could instead purchase brass buttons for dedications, which could be set in concrete at the site.
Mr Walker said he began the proposal for a cenotaph at Tamborine Village more than two years ago after learning 34 men from the region had served in both world wars.
He said funds raised by Tamborine Village Lions Club had been used to pay for the monument.
Scenic Rim deputy mayor Nadia O'Carroll said the Tamborine Memorial Hall saluted the area’s history.
"Since its establishment in 1919, the hall has been rebuilt, relocated, and renovated and the works carried out on its surrounds as part of Council's Vibrant and Active Towns and Villages initiative will further add to its sense of place in the Tamborine community," she said.
“These infrastructure improvements recognise the heritage of the hall and the identity of local residents and add value to the community by drawing visitors to the area and bringing locals together.”