Ross’s Vision for Anzac Plaza, Emu Park – His Dream
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Mr Coulter, an RSL stalwart in the town for 32 years, died on Saturday (5th Nov 2011) – the day on which his proposal to redevelop an iconic section of coastline was made public.
The 65-year-old Vietnam veteran and retired art teacher had worked for years on his plan to transform wasteland near the RSL Memorial Hall into an attractive park.
Last week he received an enthusiastic response from (Rockhampton Regional Council) councillors as he unveiled his design for what he called Anzac Plaza.
It was his dream to see his vision realised in time for the 100th Anzac Day celebrations in 2015 and he was looking forward to engaging residents and getting them to support his plan.
EMU Park RSL president Barry Vains has vowed to keep alive Ross Coulter’s vision.
Mr Vains said Mr Coulter had been a tireless worker, not just for the RSL, but for a number of good causes in Emu Park.
“He had a deep love of Emu Park. The whole community will miss him,” he said.
“I think the RSL will be motivated to get this project done to honour his name and there will be a determination to keep his dream alive.
“The next stage was to have been a promotional campaign toseek support from the
community and we will certainly continue with that.”