About us

Governance & Objectives

Our Board, Directors and Stakeholders, and our objectives.

Thank you to our patron, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The current KTMW Board membership is:

Chair: Ms Jennifer Collins AM, former NSW/ACT Deputy Commissioner Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).

 

 

 

 

 

Deputy Chair: Ms Carole-Anne Priest, Lawyer and Director, Founder at Imalia.

Hon Secretary: Ms Alice Kang OAM, Former Director Marketing and Community Relations Concord General Repatriation Hospital.

Directors:

Mr Ray James OAM, Immediate Past President RSL NSW.

Mr Charlie Lynn OAM OL, former NSW Legislative Council member, advocate for PNG/Kokoda Track.

Cr Michael Megna, Mayor City of Canada Bay Council.

Mr William Paterson, Rotary Club of Concord.

Mr Robert Ridge, President Five Dock RSL Sub-Branch.

Honorary Accountant: Mr Ken Wright, Ensure Accounting.

The Board has four key partners, who formed the initial organising body that planned and developed the Walkway. Today, each continues to have a representative on the Board.

 

BOARD PARTNERS

The Board has four key partners:

  • City of Canada Bay Council;
  • Concord Repatriation General Hospital;
  • RSL NSW; and
  • Rotary Club of Concord.

These four formed the initial organising body that planned and developed the Walkway. Today, each continues to have a representative on the Board.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway are:

  • To provide a living memorial to all veterans who served in World War Two with a particular focus on the South West Pacific area;
  • To provide an educational experience relating to this significant part of our military heritage for current and future generations through a schools visitation and education program;
  • To provide facilities for healthy lifestyle programs;
  • To improve access to the Hospital for patients, visitors and staff who travel by train to Rhodes railway station; and
  • To act as a tourist attraction for visitors to the region.

The recent designation of 3 November by the NSW Government to be NSW Kokoda Day will assist the Walkway to promote the above, especially through its educational and commemorative service activities and events.

A brief history of the Walkway can be viewed here.

SUPPORT THE WALKWAY

The Walkway’s success is dependent on the goodwill and services of many volunteers. You may wish to support the Walkway by becoming a volunteer, joining the Friends of Kokoda or by donating

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