Echuca Cenotaph walls to come down

By Riverine Herald

CAMPASPE Shire Council has said it will remove the three memorial walls surrounding the Echuca Cenotaph in the coming weeks due to their instability.

Infrastructure services general manager Richard Conway said temporary fencing was placed around the area in mid-August due to structural concerns.

A structural engineer then assessed the walls and provided advice to rectify the problem.

“The engineer’s report confirms the brick walls are unstable, with poor foundations in place,” Mr Conway said.

“In discussion with the Echuca RSL Sub-branch the walls will be removed, the area cleaned-up and made tidy ready for Remembrance Day activities on November 11.”

As the cenotaph and memorial walls are the property of the Victoria RSL, council staff will await to be advised as to future plans for the site.

In the meantime, the brass plaques removed from the memorial walls will be securely stored.