Meeting 11th July 2014

PROPOSED CENTENARY OF ANZAC PROJECT

MINUTES OF  STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

FRIDAY 11 JULY 2014 AT 4PM

PRESENT:

Graham Scott(Deputy Chair Livingstone Council) – Chairman(GS)

Bill Ludwig(Mayor Livingstone Council) – (BL)

Tom Wyatt(Councillor Livingstone Council) – (TW)

Colleen Williams(Bendigo Bank) – (CW)

Phil Luzzi(Bendigo Bank and Emu Park RSL) – (PL)

Barry Vains(Emu Park RSL) – Secretary (BV)

APOLOGIES:

Bruce Young(State Member for Keppel) – (BY)

Jack Parr(Emu Park RSL) – (JP)

David Young(Homecorp Pty Ltd) – (DY)

Greg Thomasson(Bendigo Bank) – (GT)

Denis Ratcliffe(Emu Park Lions Club) – (DR)

Noel Brady

Michelle Landry(Federal Member for Capricornia)

IN ATTENDANCE

Glenda Mather(Councillor Livingstone Council)

Phil McKone(Manager Planning & Design Livingstone Council)

Jason Gustafson(Design Office Livingstone Shire Council)

MeeganArmstrong(Media Livingstone Council)

Kate Coulter

 

 

MINUTES

15 May 2014

No minutes for this meeting have been completed at this stage.

30 May 2014

No minutes for this meeting have been completed at this stage.

27 June 2014

Minutes for meeting held on Friday 27 June 2014 were tabled and it was agreed that minutes were a true record of the meeting.

MEETING BUSINESS.

Media Launch

BL:

  • Advised that the Council will plan and organise the media launch to be held at the Emu Park RSL at 10am on Friday 25 July 2014 and invite the various media outlets.
  • Introduced Meegan Armstrong from the Council’s Media Section and advised that Meegan will be responsible for the planning and organisation of the media launch.
  • Outlined the format for the launch which will include:
  • Council making their commitment and funding contribution to the project.
  • The State Member for Keppel to announce the State’s contribution to the project.
  • The Bendigo Bank and Homecorp Pty Ltd presenting their donation cheques.
  • Emu Park RSL and Lions Club announcing their funding contribution to the project.
  • Making a call to Capricorn Coast business and community members to donate to the project.
  • A soil turning on the site of Centenary ofANZAC memorial.

PL advised that in relation to a proposal that large donors be acknowledged on a project funding board to be erected in the Emu Park RSL, there is limited room in the RSL for another board.

The committee agreed with Secretary’s suggestion that it would be more appropriate to display the funding board in the Lions’ Rotunda so it would be more readily accessible to the public.

Stage 1 Project Progress

Council Report

Council officers Phil McKone andJason Gustafson:

  • Tabled a bound copy of documentscontaining Stage 1 drawings and designs material. Included in material was a drawing of the Centenary of ANZAC Memorial and a drawing of walkway route on a site plan.
  • Advised that a total costing for Stage 1 is not available but gave some costs for different sections of the works as follows:
  • $55,000 for concrete path from CWA Rotunda to Lions’ Rotunda.
  • $20,000 for concrete path from Lions’ Rotunda to start of boardwalk.
  • $40,000 for concrete path from World War 2 bunker area near Singing Ship to sea wall on Fisherman’s Beach.
  • $11,000 quote for sandstone including engraving, 4 plinths and plaques included in the memorial works.
  • Advised the works will commence later this month.

Landscape Architect

It was noted at the meeting held on 13 March 2014 that Mark Fuller is in England and project will progress without him at this stage.

Chairman:

  • Advised that Mark Fuller is not available.
  • Suggested that the RSL needs some help with the design etc for the memorials part of the project.
  • Suggested that Bill Gannon be hired to give this assistance.
  • Provided some background information on Mr Gannon’s artistic and design skills.

The committee agreed that Mr Gannon be engaged by the Council for this purpose and BL is to contact Mr Gannon.

Funding Progress

Bendigo Bank

CW is to provide BL with the details of the donation account set up by the Bendigo Bank for the acceptance of donations for the project.

 

State Government Funding

BY:

  • Advised that while the Livingstone Council’s application for $80,000 for Queensland Centenary of ANZAC funding was unsuccessful, the Council will make a grant submission in the 2nd funding round now open.
  • Applications for 2nd Round funding closes on 12 August 2014 and results advised in November 2014.

Approaches to the Federal Member for Capricornia

The Secretary advised that:

  • Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, was an apology for meeting today.
  • In response to Michelle’s lobbying in Canberra, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator Michael Ronaldson, rang him recently to advise that he is unable to provide any funding for the project.
  • He had a meeting with Michelle earlier in the week and she advised that she is going to approach other ministers while in Canberra next week.
  • Michelle will be attending the media launch.

BL and TW retired from meeting at 4.45pm.

Approaches to Corporate Businesses

Ergon Energy

There has been no response to DY’s presentation to the State Minister for Energy and Water Supply, Mark McArdle seeking Ergon’s contribution in the delivery of the electrical services and infrastructure to the project at no cost.

Emu Park RSL Sub-Branch

The Secretary advised that the Sub-Branch’s submission to RSL(Queensland) for a contribution of $50,000 towards the project is still in the process of being considered by the RSL(Queensland) Board.

Emu Park Lions Club Contribution.

DR is continuing to liaise with Council officers concerning the construction of the Lions Rotunda.

Letter to Residents on Capricorn Coast.

In minutes of meeting of 26 September 2013,TW:

  • Proposed that a letter drop to all Capricorn Coast region residents seeking support and donations for the project be undertaken once the new council is in place.
  • Undertook to do up a draft design for the letter.

The Chairman asked that this matter be taken off the agenda as he proposes that a Fund Raising Committee be set up at the next meeting

Memorial Walk Sub-Committee

No members of the Sub-Committee were present to provide a report but the Centenary of ANZAC Memorial design has now been finalised.

French Ambassador Visit

It was decided at the meeting held on 13 March 2014 that the Chairman was to informally approach the French Ambassador about opening the project launch.

The Chairman asked that matter be taken off the agenda as this is now not possible.

 

Gallipoli Pines

The Secretary reported at meeting held on 13 June 2014 that the Turkish Ambassador had replied to the Emu Park RSL Sub-Branch’s letter and advised that Gallipoli pine seedlings are available in Australia.

The Chairman asked that this matter be taken off the agenda as TW seems to have enough Gallipoli pine trees.

Donation Board

At meeting held on 10 April 2014, TW suggested that we consider erecting a Donation Board to acknowledge donors and keep a tally of donations.

The Secretary:

  • Advised that he has suggested to BL that a request be made to the Capricorn Coast Mirror that they print a donations tally for the project in each weekly edition of the paper.
  • He believes BL has approached the editor of the paper and she has agreed.

NEXT MEETING

Friday 8 August 2014 at 4pm at the Emu Park RSL.

MEETING CLOSURE

5.05pm.

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