DOUG Hawkins is on the war-path and he won’t stop until an ambitious memorial is built.
The Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway has been in the works since 2013 and Cr Hawkins said the project is starting to gain some traction.
Cr Hawkins, who also serves as president of the Quirindi RSL, has proposed to build a walkway from Werris Creek to Quirindi which has an estimated cost of $7.5 million.
Cr Hawkins recently attended the RSL state conference where he was able to talk about the project with the director of the Australian War Memorial, Brendan Nelson.
“Now we’re looking at the raising the seed funding do the engineering and environmental reports,” Cr Hawkins said.
While it’s an ambitious 22km-long project, the Liverpool Plains deputy mayor has no doubts it will get up.
“I won't stop until its built,” he said.
“It’s a big project enhance which will benefit the entire district.
“There’ll be nothing like it in the shire, it’s 22km long, there were 22 villages on the Kokoda track.”
“I don’t think it’s just a benefit to the Liverpool Plains, it’ll be great for the entire district, it’ll be another place to visit.”
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