EXTRACT OF SUPPORT FOR THE AUSTRALIAN KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL QUEENSLAND
JP Langbroek MP Surfers Paradise and Leader of the opposition
Remembering Australia’s war servicemen from conflicts past will assist a better understanding and avoiding conflicts we may face in the future. Therefore I would like to again reiterate my strong support for this application for funding by the Association of Queensland Veterans Inc and encourage your support for a successful application to be granted.
September 2009 and supported 10 July 2010
Deputy Consul General Chi Keun Son
Our consulate is willing to be involved with you provided that great project will be driven by a consensus of the Korean community Gold Coast and a support by Queensland Government under the auspices of the Australian Korean War Veterans of Queensland.
The Hon Margaret Keech MP for Albert and Government Whip
The memorial, to be established on the Gold Coast, has my full support and I am very keen to be available to assist both you and the Committee in ensuring the progression of the plans for this memorial. In supporting the financing and construction of the memorial, I would welcome your advice as to how I can further assist the Committee in achieving its goals.
The Hon Alan Griffin MP Minister for Veteran Affairs
When the memorial design is approved and final costings are known, I would be pleased to consider a proposal to contribute some funding towards the cost of the memorial.
February 2010-07-19 and supported by Brett Raguse MP for Forde 10 July 2010
Deputy Minister MooSeok Woo ROK Veteran Affairs.
In accordance with our policy for Korean War Veterans it is a very important and meaningful project for both the Government of Queensland State, Australia and the Republic of Korea to build the Korean War Memorial in the heart of the Gold Coast city to honour and remember the Korean War Veterans. The Korean Government, Republic of Korea will make every effort to provide any support to make this project a success.
Meeting 10 July 2010
General Consul Kim
I also note that in his address Vice Minister Woo records the Korean Government’s willingness to make every effort to provide any support to make your project a success.
Meetimng 10 July 2010 and memo 13 July 2010
The Mayor Ron Clarke Gold Coast City Council
I can confirm Council is in support in principal of a Korean War Memorial to be established within Cascade Gardens, Broadbeach Gold Coast.
Site and allocation confirmed full Council May 2010 and meeting 10 July 2010.
On behalf of the Premier, I can announce that in recognising this important occasion the Queensland Government is committed to financially supporting the construction of the memorial.
Meeting 10 July 2010
The Hon Anna Bligh MP Premier of Queensland
I am pleased to advise I have approved a grant of $25,000 towards the construction of the Australian Korean War Memorial on the Gold Coast.
June 2010 and meeting 10 July 2010
From: GREENWOOD Ross
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2010 9:33 AM
To: 'Mauri Pears'
Subject: Council resolution as discussed
Council's official resolution reads as follows:
Council minute CC10.0414.009
1. That Council supports the intention of the Australian Korean War Memorial Qld
Inc. to develop a memorial at Cascade Gardens Broadbeach.
2. That Council further notes that the memorial’s construction will be self-funded.
3. That Council in endorsing the war memorial commits to funding in the order of
$5,000 per year for cleaning and maintenance and potential costs for periodic
renovations in the order of $40,000 every 15-20 years noting these costs will
increase by the relevant building price index or at least CPI with the present
value of the commitment by Council over 20 years being approximately $120,000.
4. That Council’s Director Community Services determine appropriate conditions
for final approval should the memorial proceed.
5. That the matter be referred to the Corporate Governance and Finance
Committee as it commits Council to funding in future years.
Executive Coordinator Parks
for the Chief Executive Officer
Gold Coast City Council
Ph: (07) 5581 6945 Mob: 0414 180 316 Fax: (07) 5581 6766
PO Box 5042 Gold Coast Mail Centre Qld 9729