Maintaining Queenscliff's Avenue of Honour is a long-term project to protect our community's heritage.
|Last updated:||June 2019|
|Current status:||Reference group consultation ongoing.|
The Queenscliff Avenue of Honour is a living tribute to the servicemen associated with the Borough of Queenscliffe who sacrificed their lives during World War I. These trees are now over 100 years of age and a plan for their ongoing management and eventual replacement is required.
The Avenue of Honour Reference Group was formed in late 2017 and has continnued to provide information and feedback to Council on the future management of the Avenue of Honour. The maintenance and replacement strategy for the Avenue will not only need to ensure the health of the trees and maintain public safety, but preserve the connection between the past and the future as well, so that the Avenue can continue to represent a memorial for our fallen soldiers.
The Avenue of Honour is important to the local community and at the time of planting, at least half of the trees had been paid for by the local residents. The planting of these memorial trees was intensely personal and for many townships like Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale, they acted as a focus of remembrance for a grieving community. It is recognised that Council together with the local community are very passionate about the maintenance and care of our local trees.