Governance, Objectives & History

The late G. E. (Rusty) Priest (1927-2013). Foundation Chairman of the Walkway.The Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway is a community project spearheaded by Concord Repatriation General Hospital, involving City of Canada Bay, Concord Rotary, the Returned and Services League of Australia.

The plans, launched in 1994 under the Australia Remembers Program, envisaged a Memorial Walkway to be constructed along Brays Bay, running alongside Concord Road from Brays Bay Reserve towards Hospital Road, providing a link from Rhodes station to the  Hospital.

Access to the walkway is via Hospital Road, Concord or Bray Bay Reserve.

The objectives of the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway:

To provide a living memorial to all veterans who served in world war II with a particular focus on the SouthWest Pacific area;

  • To provide an educational experience relating to this significant part of our heritage for current and future generations.
  • To improve access to the Hospital for patients, visitors and staff who travel by train to Rhodes station;
  • To provide facilities for healthy lifestyle programs and;
  • Act as a tourist attraction for visitors to the region.

 

Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway  Board

Mr John Haines AM Chairman

Mr Peter Woods OAM

Mr John Murray

Mr Bill Paterson

Ms Alice Kang  Hon Secretary

Ms Carol Anne Priest

Mr John Wright

Cr Angelo Tsirekas

Brig Phil MacNamara  CSC (retd)