The Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society has submitted a "detailed request" to Gunnedah Shire Council for an artistic backdrop for the poet's memorial statue.
On behalf of the society, its council representative Owen Hasler proposed an artistic metal backdrop of the Nandewar Ranges to hide the barbed wire fencing.
Local artist Shirley Urquhart has since drawn a concept, which has been included with the society's request to the council this week.
In late December, the society expressed its concerns over the proximity of the new pool complex's fence to the statue.
At the March ordinary council meeting, Cr Hasler motioned that the issue be rectified using leftover pool funding.
Cr Hasler said the work to create the backdrop had been quoted at "just under $9000" and "the society believes it is not an unreasonable request" of council.
The pool fencing would need to be moved to accommodate the artistic backdrop.
"[The backdrop] would reinstate the monument as the focus of the scene like it was originally," Cr Hasler said.
"We want to enhance it by eliminating the view of the barbed wire and the dark building in the background.
"It's simple but effective."
Society president Juliana McArthur suggested the idea of a backdrop after seeing the concept played out in Canberra and said she was "so pleased the committee has taken it up".
The Nandewar Range was chosen as the subject because it can be seen from Mackellar's former property Kurrumbede.
"It links to the Kurrumbede property, looking north from Kurrumbede," Cr Hasler said.
"We see that as appropriate, as that would be where she was riding her horse when visiting."
In its request to council, Cr Hasler said the society had also raised the matter of a missing floodlight and non-operational water pump in the monument's pond, which "came to light" during a site inspection last week.
"The pump has not been operating for some time. The water is quite stagnant and the pond needs cleaning," he said.
"The floodlight has been removed, which used to light up the site at night.
"The light is something that should be paid for out of that [leftover pool funding] because it was [removed as] part of the upgrade."
Cr Hasler said he hoped the issues would be tabled in the council's business papers for the April ordinary meeting next Wednesday.