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Hurstville Memorial Square Upgraded


The face-lift and upgrades of Hurstville Memorial Square have now been completed, creating a revitalised space for the community to honour those who have given their lives in defence of Australia’s freedoms.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, Shadow Minister for Veterans, Robyn Preston, Secretary of South-Hurstville RSL Sub-branch, Gordon Blair, and President of Penshurst RSL Sub-branch, John Hoban recently visited the upgraded site.

“The former NSW Government was proud to provide $4.75 million to upgrade the bustling heart of Hurstville and revitalise the War Memorial of our fallen heroes.” Mr Coure said.

“The upgrade to Hurstville Memorial Square is a big win for the community as we have seen new tree plantings and garden beds installed, alongside more shade sails, seating, and revamped tiling, making the entire area more liveable and resilient.”

Shadow Minister for Veterans, Robyn Preston said it is fitting that this memorial has been upgraded to honour of Defence personnel.

“The community now have a proud place of remembrance to pay response to those who fought and died for our freedom and to recognise our veterans and serving members.” Ms Preston said.

Secretary of South Hurstville RSL Sub-branch, Gordon Blair said the South Hurstville RSL Sub-branch is pleased with the results of the renovation to the War Memorial grounds.

“The monument deserves the highest respect from all in our local community, and the combined efforts of all levels of Government involved, have maintained the original sense of pride, when the monument was first unveiled in 1922.” Mr Blair said.

President of Penshurst RSL Sub-branch, John Hoban said the veterans community in St George was incredibly grateful to Mark Coure and the former NSW Government for providing funding to preserve the monument at Hurstville.

“This monument first erected to commemorate all those who served and lost their lives in war now stands proudly in its rightful place at the centre of Hurstville.” Mr Hoban said.

Georges River Council received the $4.75 million through the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Public Spaces Legacy Program, announced by former Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts and Mark Coure in 2022.