Anzac Square in Brisbane is about to get a another facelift.
The council has announced its plans for the third stage of restoration including work on a much loved memorial.
Amadee Stenzel reports.
The $13.6 million project to upgrade Brisbane’s Anzac Square will bring life back to the Shrine of Memories and the Memorial Crypt and includes the revealing of a 19th century Ann Street wall previously hidden from the public.
Stirling Hinchliffe, Assistant Minister: “It’ll be a great opportunity for the people of Queensland to have access to a wonderful part of our state’s heritage at a time when we’re very, very conscious of remembering all of those service men and women.”
In total the Queensland Government has committed almost 50 million dollars to the Anzac Centenary program funding legacy projects and community events.
The new refurbishments will increase the lifespan of Anzac Square by 75 years.
Nigel Chamier, Chairman of the Anzac Restoration Committee: “It needs to be done and I’m really pleased that the first stage was completed well within the budget and within the time frame we allocated.”
Work on stage three is set to start before the end of the year.
Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor: “This final stage will be out to tender very soon, we’re now hopefully going to see a tender awarded by November and have those works completed in time for Anzac Day 2016.”
Amadee Stenzel, QUT News.