Leftover funding from the pool upgrade could be used on an "artistic" backdrop for the Dorothea Mackellar statue, after the memorial society complained the fencing was now too close.
At Wednesday's ordinary council meeting, councillor Owen Hasler made the motion, because the issue was as a "direct result of the pool development".
Cr Hasler said a "compromise that everyone is happy with at minimum cost" would be best, and suggested the matter be deferred until quotes for the work could be obtained. The motion was seconded by councillor Colleen Fuller and the vote was unanimous.
In December, the Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society told the NVI that it was not consulted about the fence, and the visual impact showed a "total disregard" for the late poet's memory.
Cr Hasler who is the council's representative in the society, said he had met with a potential contractor and the council engineer on Thursday at the site and discussed the proposed work.
"The aim is to try and bring the attention back to the monument, which is the objective of having the memorial," Cr Hasler said.
"[The monument] stood out because it was the principal feature there and now it's been subsumed by the pool extension behind it.
"The common expression is that it looks like a prison behind the statue."
The aim is to try and bring the attention back to the monument.Councillor Owen Hasler
Society member Philippa Murray said they were "trying to assess all options" and "have some ideas in play".
"Whatever is the best economical outcome and the most aesthetic outcome because the current situation is most unattractive," she said.
"It's great that council is working with us in improving the current situation."
Cr Hasler said the society hoped to obtain a concept design and quotes to present at the April meeting.
The society originally considered asking the council to move the monument to the other side of the road, next to the Mackellar Centre. However, Cr Hasler said an artistic backdrop would save the costs and potential damage involved in that solution.
"I think this is a very practical method of resolving the problem," he said.