A memorial celebrating the contribution of Bunbury’s first European settlers and their descendants is to be moved to a more appropriate location in the CBD following extensive consultation with family members.
The Scott Family Memorial is currently located in Anzac Park near the Bunbury War Memorial but will now be relocated to Centenary Gardens following a decision by Bunbury City Council on Tuesday night.
The memorial, which was erected in 1961, recognises first settlers John and Helen Scott, theirs sons Robert, William and John Jnr, and step-son Daniel McGregor, who arrived in Bunbury in January 1838. John and Helen settled and lived at Eelup Farm for 42 years and many of their descendants still live in Bunbury.
Discussions to relocate the memorial began last September following a request from the Bunbury RSL. Relocation is also consistent with a Conservation Management Plan for Anzac Park. Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said relocating the memorial to Centenary Gardens was appropriate as it was accessible to the public and other significant memorials were already located there.
The memorial will be relocated once approval from the State Heritage Office has been received.