Repairs are forging ahead on two important heritage memorials at Ourimbah following the successful accessibility upgrade to the wider railway station precinct.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch said the WWI Memorial arch and the Bicentennial Memorial were an important part of our local history and it was great to see work progressing to clean and repair them.
“The WWI monument and memorial garden has great historical and cultural significance for the local community,” Mr Crouch said.
“I’m proud that we have been able to secure additional funding for cleaning and repairs following the multimillion-dollar upgrade to the station.
“We worked with the Ourimbah RSL Sub-Branch and specialist advisors on the scope of works and our repairs to the memorial to meet heritage requirements.
“The repairs are now underway and are scheduled to be completed in time for commemorations on ANZAC Day, weather permitting.
“We are also planning minor landscaping improvements and the provision of additional seating in the Memorial Garden. This work will occur later in 2022,” Mr Crouch said.
“This is an important piece of history in our community, and we are doing all we can to ensure it is protected.”
The Ourimbah Station Upgrade is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, an initiative to provide a better experience for public transport customers by delivering accessible infrastructure.
“I would like to thank the local community and Central Coast commuters for their support while this important work is being completed,” Mr Crouch said.