Updates on the ANZAC Memorial Centenary Project
The Anzac Memorial is undergoing a $40 million dollar upgrade that will see the original 1930s vision for the Memorial, by Sydney architect Bruce Dellit, finally completed.
The original design included a water cascade stretching towards Liverpool Street but the advent of the Great Depression meant this vision was never realised.
As Australia marks the 100th anniversary of the Great War, the Anzac Memorial Centenary Project will see the new water feature and education and interpretation facilities added beneath the Memorial by distinguished architecture practice Johnson Pilton Walker, in collaboration with the NSW Government Architect’s Office.
The Anzac Memorial is NSW’s preeminent memorial to the contribution of NSW and Australian veterans. This Centenary Project honours the Memorial’s original Art Deco ambition while creating an educational experience for younger generations, to perpetuate Australia's collective commemoration and remembrance.
This project was made possible by a $20.3 million contribution from the NSW Government and a $19.6 million contribution from the Commonwealth’s Anzac Centenary Public Fund. The City of Sydney is also generously contributing with a $7.5 million upgrade to the existing Pool of Reflection and associated works in Hyde Park around the Memorial Precinct.
You too can contribute to this once-in-a-generation project and honour a veteran by buying a star in the Anzac Memorial’s online Constellation of Honour and Memory.
Information about the project will be added to this page as it becomes available.
(click on the image below for an animated clip of how the Anzac Memorial will look)