Home | Sign up for the newsletter | Print | Contact Peter
Traffic Cam

War memorial restoration continues ahead of Remembrance Day

17 November, 2014

Brisbane City Council is continuing war memorial restoration works ahead of Anzac Centenary commemoration activities in 2015, with two sites completed ahead of Remembrance Day services today.

Earlier this year Lord Mayor Graham Quirk committed $957,000 to assist with undertaking restorations of suburban memorials ahead of special commemorations next year – marking 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War.

Cr Quirk said works were well underway at a number of memorials across the city and were already complete at the Toowong Memorial and Bulimba Memorial.

“Council’s investment includes $619,000 funding for memorials across the suburbs as well as $338,000 to restore six individual memorials including the Centenary Suburbs War Memorial Gardens at Mt Ommaney, the Hemmant Recreation Reserve Memorial, Mowbray Park at East Brisbane, the Nundah Memorial Park, Pike Place Park at Kenmore and the Yeronga Memorial Park,” Cr Quirk said.

“The projects undertaken will include works such as reinstating sandstone structures, restoring lettering and plinths, upgrading iron works and repairs to chipping.

“Works at memorials across the city are being carried out in addition to the $13 million upgrade of the Anzac Square memorial in the city which is jointly funded by the Queensland Government.”

Completed Works:
• Toowong Memorial - restoration and repairs to memorial gates and surrounding area and restoration and repairs to WW1 soldiers memorial.
• Bulimba Memorial - repair and restoration of the Cairn, Gates and Memorial Arch at Bulimba Memorial Park.
Ongoing Works:
• Sandgate Memorial – removal of existing concrete surface and replaced with a more suitable surface at memorial and in the surrounding area including three linkage paths.
• Yeronga Memorial – repoint masonry, repair mortar joints redress sandstone memorial and upgrade iron work, lighting and fencing.
• Hemmant Memorial – repair and restore ANZAC memorial and upgrade facilities for use on days of remembrance and ANZAC Day activities.
• Centenary Suburbs War Memorial Gardens Mt Ommaney - refurbish and improve parade ground surface.
• Mowbray Park WWI Memorial - significant upgrade to restore to original condition including modification to granite kerbing to allow better access and drainage of water from around the memorial, remove paint from all surfaces, reinstate sandstone structure and lime wash and clean all plaques and replace lead lettering.
• Nundah Memorial - remove paint from sandstone, repair pitting and chipping, liaise with RSL to replace decorative finials in accordance with original design, treat surface rust on cannon and repaint according to approved colour scheme.
• Pike Place Park (Kenmore) - repair and reseal plinth, repair and repoint damaged finials, conduct a clean and carry out other minor repairs.

For more information on war memorial upgrades, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.

More Our Community Articles

21 March, 2017

Brisbane achieves record international tourism numbers

Brisbane’s tourism industry continues to gallop ahead with international visitor expenditure topping more than $2 billion and an additional 50,000 international visitors in the year to December 2016.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Tourism Australia’s latest International Visitor Sur...

> Read More

Local Weather

Paddington currently
Newsletter Sign Up Brisbane City Translink Fix-O-Gram Neighbourhood Planning Greenheart City Smart Facebook Brisbane City Council
Home | Contact Peter | Sitemap | Print This Page | Top of Page
Copyright and Authorised by Peter Matic
44 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington 4064
Ph: 07 3403 2520
Website design by Sellerbyte