Biggenden’s ‘Wall of Fame’ hits roadblock
LIKE Rome not being built in a day, it looks like Biggenden's Wall of Fame project in Beiers Park is looking at the same fate.
Project co-ordinator, Moira Thompson said there has been a few holdups after plans had been approved by the engineer.
"Approval has also been granted for the earthworks" she said.
"Wheelchair access has now been included in the project."
Mrs Thompson has spent time with Decal Central graphic designer Jordan Butkus in Maryborough to show him how much work was involved in the picture boards
"It's quite impressive what he can do," she said.
"He put four photos up on one sign and then did the graphic work on one.
'His computer program can literally restore old photos, remove cracks, spots, enhance background etc."
Mrs Thompson said Jordan does a lot of historical work for Maryborough City, and said he wants "to honour the settlers" by doing a really professional job.
Unfortunately the next full day Mrs Thompson had planned with him to complete all photographs had to be postponed due to his ill health.
When the photographs get done, they will be emailed to families.
Earthworks due to start on June 29 have not started, due to contractor Lincoln Driver having a curbing and channelling commitment in Gayndah.
Mrs Thompson said 72 early settlers will be recognised by their families in the Wall of Fame project.
"So I hope there is some action soon," she said.
"The grant of $50,000 has been received as well.
"We just need to spend it."
Mrs Thompson said one of the descendants, Kathy Faithful (nee Griggs) is planning a reunion for the end of October this year.
"It's only a suggestion but it may be a suitable date for an opening of the project," she said.
"Hopefully travel and crowd restrictions should be eased by then.'