Brisbane Anzac Square Restoration – Stage 4

As you may be aware, over the last four years Anzac Square has been undergoing significant repairs and restoration to ensure that Queensland’s preeminent war memorial is not only restored, but endures for future generations.

This year will realise the fourth and final stage of this important project, with works scheduled to commence following Anzac Day and the bulk of works completed in time for Remembrance Day 2018 which marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice to end the First World War.

Stage 4 will achieve many vital enhancements including an improved entrance and prominence of memorial elements, upgraded and sustainable landscaping, addition of lift access and improved event spaces. This final stage of work will complement the work completed over the last three years which includes rectified structural defects and water damage, conservation and restoration of the Shrine of Remembrance and Eternal Flame, and the rejuvenation of the WWI Memorial Crypt and WWII Memorial Gallery.

You will see from the plans shared, that considerable effort has been made to ensure our  State’s War Memorial will be restored to the dignified and solemn place of remembrance and reflection that its original ‘founding fathers’ intended.

All Queenslanders are being encouraged to review the information paper on the Anzac Square restoration and enhancement project and provide feedback via www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au before 28 February 2018.

I encourage you to not only participate directly, but consider sharing this information with your colleagues and networks.

Thank you for your interest and ongoing contribution to Queensland’s Anzac Centenary commemorations and ensuring the important legacy of our servicemen and women endures.

Best regards

Captain Andrew Craig RAN (Retd)

Chair, Queensland Advisory Committee for the Commemoration of the Anzac Centenary
31st January 2018

 

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