AN Australian legend could grace the face of one of Kiama's icons, but the Kiama-Jamberoo RSL sub-branch is already facing an uphill battle.
The sub-branch wants to display the Anzac Centenary logo on Kiama lighthouse from 2014-2018 in honour of the celebrations.
Secretary, Kiama councillor and Illawarra Centenary of Anzac committee member Dennis Seage said the veterans' group planned to engage artists from the area to make the idea reality.
"If we got permission, it would light the way for the rest of Australia - this generation will never see another [centenary]."
However, the RSL needs to overcome two hurdles first.
The committee made inquiries with the Department of Veterans' Affairs on behalf of Kiama Municipal Council and the sub-branch, but Cr Seage said it was told it could not display the logo.
He questioned the decision.
"If you've got a logo, why not let us use it?" he said.
"They don't understand what we're trying to do."
If the sub-branch manages to have the decision reversed, the NSW Crown Lands Department will also need to approve the use of the lighthouse.
However, DVA spokesman said no application had been received to use the lighthouse.
"An application from the Illawarra Centenary of Anzac Committee was received on June 30, 2013, but there was no reference to the use of the logo on a lighthouse," he said.
"DVA did reply on September 2, seeking additional information, which was provided on September 20 but again, no reference was sought nor made to a lighthouse.
"DVA is currently considering this application."
According to the Anzac Centenary website, the logo can be used to promote commemorative events and services, displays and exhibitions, and school and community activities with approval from the DVA.
It cannot be used for commercial gain or enterprise, merchandising purposes, goods imported into Australia, or to promote an event or initiative currently in the proposal phase and not confirmed.
The Gilmore electorate has the second highest veteran population in Australia.
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