While the 2014 Anzac Day march in Mulwala went ahead as normal, behind the scenes it was a different matter.FIONA BLICK May 20, 2014 3:19pm
Due to “hiccups”, “last minute applications” and “delays” the march route had been altered for the first time since the late 1980s, with participants directed to assemble at the corner of Bayley Street and Melbourne Street.
However, on Anzac Day morning, crowds still gathered at the original meeting point near Hicks Butchery and marched down Melbourne Street to the monument, making Corowa Shire Council’s traffic control officers unnecessary.
Corowa Shire and the Yarrawonga Mulwala RSL sub branch met recently to discuss these last minute changes made to agreements concerning the Anzac Day march.
Corowa Shire General Manager Chris Gillard said complaints were made to the shire about the location of the march being changed from its traditional starting point, “the result of a decision made by the Local Traffic Committee and agreed to by representatives of the March Organising Committee”.
“The Corowa Shire had received notice about the march but unfortunately due to the late timing of the application it could not facilitate the exact requests of positioning for traffic control,” Mr Gillard said.
“In hindsight the march could have been approved in its traditional location and everything would have been fine.
“Unfortunately there was a hiccup and due to the delays there were changes made.
“The march taking place outside of the boundaries that were approved was very much a risk and left the door open for several legal issues.
“After a very successful meeting with the Yarrawonga Mulwala RSL sub branch, an exact time frame has been agreed upon for submissions for next year’s important march.
“With this agreement, we should see the Anzac Day March in 2015 in its original location.”
Corowa Shire Council has discussed the amendments with NSW Police and has been advised NSW Police will be reviewing the process to ensure long standing police protocols are adhered to in the future.
“This is an example of everyone involved having an opportunity of doing a better job,” Mr Gillard said.
Yarrawonga Mulwala RSL sub branch president Kerry Pendergast said he was pleased a resolution has been reached with Corowa Shire Council.
“Chris Gillard and myself are in complete agreement,” Mr Pendergast said.
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