This Buninyong Avenue of Honour was planted in 1917. 2017 marks the completion of the three-year restoration of the Buninyong Avenue of Honour, which was originally planted 100 years previous.
The 140 trees originally planted were oaks, poplars and elms, and each tree had a memorial marker.
The restoration project included replanting the trees in the avenue and installing a stone plaque at each tree commemorating a member of the services from the former Buninyong Shire district who was killed or died on active service in World War I.
The project is funded by the state government’s ‘Restoring Community War Memorials’ Fund and the City of Ballarat. The Buninyong and District Community Association, the Buninyong and District Historical Society, and other local service groups have supported the project.
Approximately 550 people from the Shire of Buninyong served in World War I, including the 125 who died in action. Their names are listed on the brick memorial at RSL Park, corner of Learmonth and Warrenheip Streets.