The mark of Cootamundra’s most generous residents will literally be left on the Peace Pavilion at Albert Park with Rotarians planning a ‘recognition pathway’ at the site.
The pathway bricks will be etched with the names of people or organisations who have significantly contributed to the peace and wellbeing of the local area and beyond.
With many people who do so much for others seldom recognised, the Rotary Club of Cootamundra hopes the pathway will go some way to rectifying this.
Before this can happen, landscaping at the site must be completed.
Rotary recently received a $5,713 grant from the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund, administered by the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council, to enable a garden to be built around the pavilion.
The Garden has been designed by local Georgia Alexander, with landscape architects Somewhere Else at Wagga.
This design work was done at no charge for Rotary.
The site for the garden was recently marked out with work to commence on March 13 weather permitting.
As part of the landscaping works, new trees will be planted and the four plaques presently at each end of the park will be moved adjacent to these new trees.
The plaques acknowledge the support of the embassies of Canada, Indonesia, Denmark and Thailand which supported the enhancement of Albert Park in 1996.
Georgia has selected trees that are significant to the countries represented to be planted.
The Peace Pavilion was built in 2014 with the town’s name a focal point on the floor.
From the circular seat, people can look out to seven pillars representing the seven continents.
These rise up to seven ‘Rotary Doves of Peace’ which sit at the highest point of the pavilion.