A proposed memorial for a fellow comrade would make Kings Park too crowded, representors say.
The proposal is to install a Combat Engineers' Memorial to commemorate the sacrifice of military engineers who lost their lives during the Afghanistan conflict.
An ex-Launceston engineer, Richard Atkinson, died, along with eight others. He was 22.
The memorial would be more than two metres-high and four metres-wide. It would be built using two steel panels from a Bailey Bridge, the council agenda said.
"The Bailey Bridge is particularly relevant ... it is a symbol of overcoming diversity and obstacles for the engineers," it said.
It would be located in the memorial precinct which was established in 2016. The memorial is recommended for approval.
The memorial is being put forward by a group of former and serving combat engineers, the development application said.
"We have sourced two Bailey bridge panels which was the border around the parade ground of the School of Military Engineering at Moorebank, NSW," the application said.
"The significance of [the] panels is that all of our fallen brothers would have marched on this parade ground on numerous occasions."
However, the application received five representations.
"Kings Park already has a number of memorials and by continuing to allow ad-hoc installations of different memorials will result in the park becoming cluttered," the representations said.
"There are very few open spaces along the waterfront, the area should be preserved and monuments should be located within a more appropriate location which won't crowd the waterfront."
Another representation said more care should be given to improve the river's edge habitat for wildlife, rather than constructing more concrete structures. The City of Launceston council responded, saying with the memorial located 30 metres from the river's edge it is unlikely to negatively impact on vegetation or wildlife.