The Dunedin City Council will spend about $30,000 to move the
Sawyers Bay War Memorial. Chalmers Community Board deputy
chairman Trevor Johnson said the memorial was being shifted
to beside Sawyers Bay School.
The present site, near the corner of Station Rd and SH88, was
next to busy roads, surrounded by overgrown bush, and on
private land, which meant there was ''no option'' but to move
it, Mr Johnson said.
The new site followed ''several years'' of consultation and
was a compromise which he believed would please most people.
''We won't keep everyone happy.''
Dunedin RSA executive committee member Fred Daniel said it
was fully supportive of the move, which would make the
memorial more accessible.
He was pleased the memorial was being shifted ahead of next
year's Gallipoli centenary.
Council parks manager Lisa Wheeler said work would begin this
month on shifting the memorial.
The move was expected to cost about $30,000.