Paving starts at Taree's war memorial clock

RESTORATION of Taree's war memorial clock continues this week in preparation for the Anzac Centenary in 2015.

Work by contractors has commenced on the project, designed primarily to drain stormwater away from the memorial. The works will also provide much-improved access to the iconic memorial at Fotheringham Park.

President of the Taree RSL sub-Branch, Bob Coombes said the small step in front of the memorial had always been a trip hazard. "Visitors to the memorial have to be cautious of the step, given it varies diagonally in height. It is very difficult for some of our older patrons to access the memorial," Bob said. "The paving in front of the memorial will also provide an improved area for services, making it a great location for seating. Apart from these practical aspects, it will look so much better."

Funding for the project has been provided by both the NSW War Memorial Fund and Greater Taree City Council.

Works are expected to finish late next week, weather-permitting.

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