In December last year, three 10-tonne sandstone blocks supplied by Queensland-based Capricorn Sandstone Quarries were installed as part of the Emu Park Centenary of ANZAC project.
Livingstone mayor Bill Ludwig announced that Capricorn had committed a total of 120 tonnes of product to the initiative.
“The family-owned quarry operated by Reece Gough and Tamsyn Smith has become a major in-kind sponsor, generously donating $26,000 of the premium quality sandstone toward the project,” Ludwig said.
“Both council and the Centenary of ANZAC committee are absolutely thrilled with this generous donation and hope it will encourage other businesses to become involved as sponsors with donations of goods and services.”
The first three sandstone blocks will be used to create blade walls as part of the memorial feature.
The $2.5 million Emu Park Centenary of ANZAC project, which was launched on 25 July, 2014, involves the development of the Emu Park headland foreshore into an ANZAC commemoration precinct, including a memorial boardwalk, First World War gallery and recreational areas.
The initiative is being led by Livingstone Shire Council in partnership with the Queensland Government, the Emu Park RSL Club and a number of a private and community businesses, and will be delivered in stages, with the first stage expected to be launched on 25 April, 2015 and subsequent stages to be completed over the next two years.
Capricorn is an award-winning sandstone export business located at Stanwell, west of Rockhampton. Its owners have also previously operated quarries in New South Wales and Western Australia.