Vietnam War Memorial Cherry Tree Walk - Conservation Management Plan

The Vietnam War Memorial Cherry Tree Walk is a powerful symbol of remembrance and respect. It honours Australian service personnel who died during the Vietnam War, holding deep significance for veterans, the local community, and visitors from across Australia.

The central monument features the names of the fallen etched within a circle of living plants, a symbolic wreath of life.

The Cherry Tree Walk stretches for roughly 1.6 kilometres. Planted along a shared pathway, 528 Taihaku cherry trees stand tall, each one a poignant tribute to a service member who died in the conflict (1962-1974).

A draft Statement of Significance, outlining the memorial's value and guiding future decisions, is available in the Document Library on this page.


Conservation Management Plan Development

As a significant cultural and historical landmark, Wingecarribee Shire Council has developed a Conservation Management Plan to ensure the memorial's lasting value for future generations.

This plan defines the site's importance and outlines strategies for managing change while preserving its core essence.

How can I view the Conservation Management Plan?

The Plan and associated documentation may be viewed:

  • Document library on this page
  • Council’s Customer Service Counter, Civic Centre, 68 Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale NSW 2577, between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday
The Conservation Management Plan Exhibition Period

The Draft Conservation Management Plan is on public exhibition for a period of 28 days. It will open from Monday 24 June and will close on Monday 22 July 2024.


How can I provide feedback?

Only written submissions can be considered and these must be received by Council before 4.30pm on Monday 22 July 2024 by:

  1. Submission Form (below)
  2. Emailed to mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au
  3. Hand delivered to Council's Civic Centre at 68 Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale NSW 2577
  4. Posted to Wingecarribee Shire Council, PO Box 141, Moss Vale NSW 2577

Please note that any submissions may be included in the report to Council.

Your personal information contained in your submission is collected by Council for the purpose of corresponding with you about your submission. If you make an anonymous submission, Council will be unable to contact you further. A summary of the points made in your submission will be contained in the Council meetings business paper and made public on Council’s website.

Next steps

Submissions received will be reviewed and a final report will be developed for adoption by Council. For project updates, please follow and subscribe to this page.