Dareton Travellers Rest project update

Wentworth Shire Council and Dareton Community Action Team (CAT) have worked together to provide the town a new Traveller’ Rest, which is now nearing completion.

The project will provide a permanent memorial with names to commemorate those from the Dareton and Coomealla District who served their country in wartime.

With the town’s existing Anzac Memorial site unsuitable for the listing of names a new site in Tapio Park was chosen as an extension of the registered war memorial site.

Works were planned by Council in conjunction with the CAT and the Coomealla Memorial Sporting CLub.

The CAT proposed the construction of the Travellers Rest pergola, interpretive panels, new granite war memorial and associated pathways and have been successful in securing funds from the club as well as further government funding to complete the project.

Local historian and author Malcolm Williams provided the story and images to be used on the panels.

Works on stage one of the project will be completed by Christmas with placement of the new granite memorial expected to be completed in January 2022.