Official plans for the nine-year Australian War Memorial Development Project have been announced.
The project includes a new southern underground entrance, refurbishment of the main building, a new larger Anzac Hall connected to the main building via a glazed link, an extension to the Bean Building and public realm works. Sensitively connected to the existing landscape, the detailed plans will ensure the heritage façade remains unchanged.
Visitors to the Memorial’s onsite information gallery can view detailed plans for the project and can learn more about the Memorial’s continuing story. The information gallery is located outside Poppy’s Café, and is open daily from 8:15am to 4:30pm.
Preparations for early works construction to extend the underground car parking facilities on the eastern side of the precinct began in 2018. It is expected work on the new Anzac Hall will begin in the second half of 2020, with work on the southern entrance commencing the following year with completion anticipated by 2027.
A submission for the project will soon be published on the Department of Environment and Energy website for public consultation members of the public invited to provide feedback.
More information about the Development Project plans, including digital downloads of the final renders and fly-throughs, is available on the Memorial’s website.