New monument to record names of all Sutherland Shire residents who enlisted in WWl

A new war memorial will record in one central area the names of all Sutherland Shire residents who enlisted in WWl.

The monument, containing about 500 names, will be located in Peace Park, Sutherland, near the existing 1921 memorial and 2005 memorial wall.

The expanded memorial area will have additional granite paving, new seating, enhanced lighting and screening from the car park.

It is hoped the project to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice project will be completed in time for this year's remembrance on November 11.

The monument will complement, not replace, existing war memorials throughout the shire.

Sutherland Shire Council is considered certain to endorse plans and funding at its meeting on Monday night.

The cost of the project has been estimated at $30,650, with the council to contribute $14,150 and the federal government, expected to provide a $16,500 grant.

A staff report said the council had previously given in-principle support for the idea after being approached by shire RSL Sub-branches.

"The shire has a number of memorials including the 1921 Sutherland stone obelisk memorial, relocated into Peace Park in 1992, built from sandstone sourced from Thomas Holt's former home Sutherland House," the report said.

"The intention of the new project is to record in one central place all the names of those who served from the shire.

"This new project has involved research by RSL Sub-branches to identify and include those names previously omitted from the various local memorials across the shire.

"The project involves a new memorial adjacent to the 2005 memorial wall which recognised the four service arms, Army, Navy, Air Force and the Merchant Navy.

"The design of the new memorial will complement the 2005 memorial wall and not impact on the 1921 memorial."