The Greenbank RSL Sub-Branch recently renovated and renewed their memorial precinct which included the upgrading of the cenotaph, the memorial wall, and a new mural and graphics on display.
Greenbank RSL Sub-branch president Eric Cavanagh said while the majority of the project was complete, more features were coming to the memorial precinct.
“We do find a lot of people come out here and sit on the steps and ponder for a while, and we’re going to put some benches in here too so our members can come along and sit here and just enjoy the surrounds,” he said.
A mural in the car park representing the evolution of war is also currently in progress.
“What we’re trying to do down there is a progressive mural, which shows from the early days of the Boer War with the horses and the First World War, through to the Second World War, through to modern day warfare and the people that serve in the services and protect us,” Mr Cavanagh said.
“As you’ll notice, we’ve got a nurse front and centre because the health professionals are very important; if we get hurt or wounded they’re the ones that fix us up and send us back into battle.”
The mural was started in the beginning of November and is expected to be completed in January.
Division 11 councillor Natalie Willcocks and Division 7 councillor Tim Frazer were happy to be able to co-fund the mural.
“It’s great to give back to the community and support the RSL sub-branch and the retired diggers,” Cr Willcocks said.
Cr Frazer said the mural was coming along well.
“It will be awesome for this to be finished by Anzac Day, so all the people who come here and commemorate Anzac Day can see it,” Cr Frazer said.
“It’s a great piece of artwork the community will enjoy for many years to come.
Mr Cavanagh said from the third week in January 2022, every Thursday at 8:30am anybody with a service background or family who have served are welcome to come to the RSL sub-branch for coffee and conversations.
“They’ll maybe even meet some friends that they might have served with at some time,” he said.