Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Australian design for National War Memorial Park welcomed

Hon Christopher Finlayson

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

9 February 2013

Media Statement        

Australian Memorial design for National War Memorial Park welcomed
 
The government has welcomed today’s announcement by Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard of the design for the Australian Memorial which will be located in the National War Memorial Park in Wellington.
 
“It is a powerful and affecting design which will be a fitting tribute to the relationship between Australia and New Zealand and our shared military history,” Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson said.
 
The Memorial, designed by Australian architectural firm Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, features 15 columns made from rugged red sandstone, symbolic of Australia's 'Red Centre', surrounded by eucalypt trees, representing the Australian landscape.
 
It will be situated within the National War Memorial Park, which is currently under construction, beginning with roadworks in Wellington’s Buckle Street..
 
“The National War Memorial Park will create a fittingly sacred pace around our National War Memorial, where people can commemorate the sacrifices made by our service people and those from other countries during war,” Mr Finlayson said.
 
“It is significant that the first new memorial in the park will be Australia’s, a nation with which we share such an extensive military heritage,” he said. “It is especially fitting since the park is intended to be opened in time for the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in April 2015, on ANZAC Day.”
The Australian Memorial is a reciprocal gesture to the New Zealand Memorial built on ANZAC Parade in Canberra. It will be funded by the Australian Government, which announced a project budget of AUD$5 million.
 
Images of the Memorial (architect's impressions) as well as a copy of the architect’s design statement are available for download on the Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs website at www.dva.gov.au/media
 
For information regarding the New Zealand Memorial Park, please visit: http://www.mch.govt.nz/nz-identity-heritage/national-war-memorial/national-war-memorial-park
 
ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Sounds Like A Plan: Auckland Council Receives Unitary Plan Recommendations

A key milestone in New Zealand planning history was reached today when the Independent Hearings Panel delivered the reports containing its recommendations on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. More>>

ALSO:

National Park Expansion: Forests And Coast Of Kahurangi Protected

Five parcels of high value land totalling more than 890 hectares have been formally gazetted as part of the National Park. More>>

ALSO:

PPP Go-Ahead: SkyPath Gets Unanimous Support

Auckland’s SkyPath project has been given the go-ahead to be delivered through a public private partnership, after a unanimous decision at today’s Finance and Performance Committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Reserve Bank, The UN Shortlist, And Trump

Can there really be there any link between the US presidential elections and yesterday’s RBNZ signals on interest rates and the NZ dollar? Well, maybe. And it would be this: the improving US economy is reportedly putting a tailwind behind the US dollar, and rendering the actions of our Reserve Bank virtually irrelevant. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On What John Key Should Be Asking Joe Biden

No doubt, US Vice-President Joe Biden will be updating Prime Minister John Key on the chances of a TPP vote taking place in the ‘ lame duck’ session of Congress that’s held between the November’s election and the inauguration of a new President in January. More>>

ALSO:

Make NZ Make Again: Greens Will Establish A Minister For Manufacturing

The Green Party announced today that it will establish a Minister for Manufacturing in Cabinet, to better represent the interests of manufacturers and ensure they thrive. The Minister will be inside Cabinet and have responsibility for the long-term interests of the manufacturing sector. More>>

ALSO:

Cannabis Party: Treasury Figures On Cost Of Criminalisation

Figures released by Treasury prove the economic viability of The Cannabis Party's policy, while destroying the credibility of police claims about cannabis harms. More>>

ALSO:

Green Party: Investigation Into Mental Health Facilities Shows Disarray

The Health Minister must urgently launch an inquiry into mental health services, after serious issues with the standard of care at mental health and disability facilities around the country were revealed today, the Green Party said. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news