Greater Shepparton City Council is pleased to advise redevelopment works to the Mooroopna war memorial are now substantially complete.
Work on the $320,000 upgrade to the Mooroopna War Memorial began earlier this year with new memorial panels and flagpoles installed along with new concrete paths and walkways to the rotunda, a raised platform, lighting, rose garden and irrigation infrastructure. Some minor works will be completed over the coming weeks including landscaping and painting of the rotunda.
This project has been jointly funded by Greater Shepparton City Council, Mooroopna Rotary Club, Victorian State Government, Australian Federal Government, Shepparton RSL and a number of private donors.
“Council is pleased to have played a part in delivering the new Mooroopna War Memorial panels that will honour the soldiers and servicewomen from the WWII, Vietnam and Korean Wars as well as acknowledging those who served in the Indonesian conflict,” Greater Shepparton City Council Director Infrastructure, Phil Hoare, said.
“I want to thank the community for their assistance in providing names of those who served and are now recognised. I would also like to thank the work of the Mooroopna Rotary and Shepparton RSL for all their efforts to ensure this project was completed. Thankyou also to the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation for their assistance in gathering names and images for the panels, this is such an important part of this project.
“On behalf of all involved, I would like to thank those who contributed to the funding for this project. While we have been aiming to have this completed for Anzac Day and are happy that has been achieved, we look forward to the time when the landscaping is established and the community can make use of this great Memorial for commemorative events.”