ROCK SOLID: Roads and Maritime Services senior project manager Peter Borrelli (front with glasses) with Bangalow RSL Hall committee members and community members.
ROCK SOLID: Roads and Maritime Services senior project manager Peter Borrelli (front with glasses) with Bangalow RSL Hall committee members and community members.

RSL Memorial to be set in stone

A ROCK excavated during the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Pacific Hwy upgrade will be etched into local history following its donation to the Bangalow RSL Hall memorial project.

"The Bangalow RSL approached the project team a few weeks ago with the idea of using one of the large rocks excavated from the project as a memorial," Roads and Maritime Services senior project manager Peter Borrelli said.

"Roads and Maritime Services and our contractor Lend Lease were happy to contribute to the local community and sourced appropriate boulders from the worksite for the memorial.

"A number of large rocks were identified and RSL members were invited onto the work site to choose which would be the most appropriate for the memorial project.

"The project team organised for the delivery (last Thursday) and the RSL is now preparing a plaque to affix to it in memory of the local war effort.

"The large rock, weighing between four and five tonnes, looks great at its new home and we're looking forward to the unveiling of the memorial at the town's Anzac ceremony next year."

The Tintenbar to Ewingsdale upgrade will provide about 17km of four-lane divided road.


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