War memorials in Cockburn

Proposal for a new war memorial in Treeby 

The City has received (March 2022) a proposal for a new war memorial at Clementine Park in Treeby. 

The City currently maintains and supports four war memorials in Cockburn: 

  • the principal Memorial for the Cockburn RSL at Memorial Hall, Hamilton Hill 
  • the memorial at Memorial Park in Spearwood 
  • the memorial in Banjup.  
  • the memorial to Aboriginal servicemen in the form of a sculpture in Yandi Park, Cockburn Central West.  

The standard practice is for each local government district to have one memorial. Given the number of memorials in Cockburn there is no current need for a new memorial. 

Should it be identified in the future that another war memorial is required, the City would recommend that it should be attached to a community facility that can provide the amenities to host events.  Clementine Park would not therefore be a suitable location.   

The construction of Treeby East oval and clubrooms is a medium to long term future project. When planning commences for this precinct, the City will consider whether a new war memorial is required, and whether Treeby East is a suitable location; and if so consider whether the current Banjup War Memorial, which has some access and functionality issues, is moved to this location. 

Any such considerations will involve consultation with the State RSL and City of Cockburn RSL Sub-Branch who are ultimately the custodians of memorials, to determine their commitment to move current or other services to a new memorial and to understand what the function of a new memorial would be.  

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