The relocation follows the completion of the $2.09 million Rosedale roundabout upgrade project which has improved safety at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Lyons Street.

New foundations and footings for the monument and wall will be constructed in early September, with the final relocation expected to take place later that month.

RRV Regional Director (Eastern), Sara Rhodes-Ward said the regional roads body has worked with the local RSL and Wellington Shire Council to find the new location which will offer the community a safer and more spacious area to attend important events like ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day services.

“When the roundabout safety improvements were designed, we recognised the highway would move closer to the existing site of the Rosedale cenotaph, which restricted the amount of free space around the monument,” Ms Rhodes-Ward said.

“We approached the RSL and council to find a solution that would offer better access, space and parking for people who want to pay their respects at the cenotaph and honour wall, and the Prince Street Reserve location was identified as a suitable location.

“We understand this monument is important to the Rosedale community and have scheduled the relocation works so they will be completed in time for Remembrance Day.”

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