Maryborough’s Cenotaph a focal point of the CBD.
Maryborough’s Cenotaph a focal point of the CBD. Megan Pope

Facelift for Queens Park memorial

WORK at Maryborough's Cenotaph appears to be in its final stages, with council workers planting a new layer of grass at the popular memorial site.

The Queens Park area was closed off to foot traffic last month, as the Fraser Coast Regional Council upgraded the park as part of the State Government's Community Memorial Restoration Program.

In-ground lighting and a new footpath were installed as part of the upgrade, which will see the cenotaph displayed in a brand new light.

New turf and an irrigation system were also added to the memorial area according to the council, along with new concrete pads under the pre-existing gates.

Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the cenotaph was an important aspect of Maryborough as it bordered on both the CBD and the historical area of the town

"We were able to upgrade the area as part of a grant, which has meant we've been able to make some great improvements to the memorial," Cr O'Connell said.

"It's a terrific improvement, as it means the cenotaph will have more focus on it."

Construction at the cenotaph is expected to be completed soon.



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