Vietnam War Memorial to be relocated

Scott Buchholz, Cr Virginia West, Johllene Cooper and Doug Henderson OAM looks at plans for the new site.
Scott Buchholz, Cr Virginia West, Johllene Cooper and Doug Henderson OAM looks at plans for the new site.

A memorial honouring Vietnam Veterans will be relocated to be more accessible to the public.

The memorial, currently located within Kokoda Barracks, will be relocated under a project managed by Kokoda Youth Foundation.

Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz said he is pleased to see the Kokoda Youth Foundation (founded by war veteran Mr Doug Henderson OAM), take on the project.

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“The current memorial site is located in restricted Kokoda Army Barracks land, meaning it cannot be accessed by the general public, friends and family of those it was built for.”

“I am thrilled to see that this project will ensure that everyone can visit the relocated memorial site, so they can pay proper tribute to those who fought for our great nation,” Mr Buchholz said. 

Kokoda Youth Foundation Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Johllene Cooper said the Kokoda Youth Foundation have embarked on a mission to relocate the Vietnam Memorial to a more accessible location on the land at the entry of the Land Warfare Centre.

“This new site will allow us to create an environment where people can reflect, remember, and educate future generations about the sacrifices made during the Vietnam War,” she said.

“To successfully realise our vision by the scheduled opening in December 2023, we are in need of various goods that will contribute to the construction, landscaping and beautification of the memorial site,” Ms Cooper said.  

Ms Cooper is asking for donations such as building materials, sandstone, plaques, landscaping supplies, plants, or a financial contribution.

“That would help us create a serene and respectful environment for reflection and remembrance,” Ms Cooper said. 

“Please be assured that contributing to the Canungra Vietnam Memorial Relocation Project will not only demonstrate your commitment to honouring our veterans but will also become an integral part of our community’s history and heritage.”

Any individuals of businesses that would like to contribute to this project should contact Johllene Cooper by phone on 0412 268 380 or by email to