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Soldiers' Building to be Pressed into Service at RSL

A Vietnam War-era building designed to accommodate soldiers almost 50 years ago will finally see service at the Beaudesert RSL, following Council approval of a development application.

The single-storey prefabricated building to be located to the rear of the RSL Club's car park in William Street, behind Harry's Haunt, will be used only for display purposes and serve as an extension to the museum of militaria.

Division 4 Councillor Michael Enright said that although the building dated back to 1969 it had never been used and was in as-new condition ready to be assembled.

"It has history but is not an old building," he said.

Planning and Development Committee Chair, Cr Rick Stanfield, said the building was in keeping with the RSL's original approval under the Beaudesert Shire Planning Scheme.

"It will provide much-needed space to properly pay respect to the many artefacts currently stored in the museum," he said.