AT last, the building phase of the avenue of honour rotunda in Mornington has been completed.
Heritage Support Committee chair of Mornington RSL Colin Fisher said landscaping would be carried out “in coming days” in preparation for next month’s dedication of the avenue.
Bronze plaques giving information about avenues of honour, and particularly Mornington and district’s, will be installed.
“This project has been driven by Mornington RSL as a joint RSL, Mornington Peninsula Shire and Rotary project,” Mr Fisher said.
“It was financed by contributions from the Briars Ward councillors’ discretionary spending allowances, Rotary, and from money raised by the RSL from the local community.
“Donations were received in return for having engraved pavers laid in an area adjacent to the rotunda. Initial works preparing a concrete base for the pavers began on Monday.”
More than 80 Mornington Peninsula companies and organisations contributed to the project, as well as 28 individuals and families. Their logos and names will be displayed as another feature of the park.
The dedication service and unveiling of the plaques will be held 2pm Sunday 8 November, with music by the Royal Australian Navy Band.
This will be followed by the opening of the paved section and a concert by the Mornington Youth and Citizens Band using the rotunda as a bandstand.