Statement issued 24 February and amended 25 February 2021- Deputy Mayor Lucas Jones
The community can be assured the War Memorial arch in Tea Tree Gully is not under threat of removal, despite what you might have read or heard.
At the 23 February Council meeting, Council considered the draft Signage and Entry Statement Policy. Unfortunately, this policy including the potential amendments were linked by an elected member on social media to the future maintenance and restoration of the heritage-listed arch.
Council apologises for the distress this incorrect interpretation of the relevant policy has caused to the RSL, our veterans and broader community.
The arch has been a prominent feature of Tea Tree Gully and a symbol of war-time sacrifice since it was established in 1950.
Council will continue to work with the RSL to maintain this much-valued monument. It is here to stay.