Construction has started on the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial - 14 Sept 2016
We are delighted to advise all our supporters that the construction of Stage 1 of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial has commenced on its Anzac Parade site in Canberra. The Manteena site team is established on the site and bulk excavation work is now being undertaken in preparation for the pouring of the concrete courtyard "platform". This photo of the site was taken from across Anzac Parade on the 14th September.
Stage 1 includes the Courtyard of Remembrance and the Memorial Beam that depicts all the Peacekeeping Missions undertaken by Australia plus all the surrounding walls and insignia. In fact, all the Memorial elements, except the two visually-striking 6m high monoliths and their passageway of light are included. The monoliths will be added as Stage 2 prior to the dedication on the 14th September 2017 if an additional $1.1M can be raised in the next few months.
A Joint Media Release by the Minister for Defence and the Minister for Veterans' Affairs announcing the commencement of construction of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial was issued on the 19th September.
We will be posting updates on construction progress on this website monthly.