Work begins on ANZAC memorial

Read about how building work has begun on a memorial at Hallett Cove.

 City Limits Magazine Issue 47 December 2014 front coverThis article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 47 - December 2014.

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Building work has begun on a permanent tribute to the ANZAC legacy at Hallett Cove foreshore after a South Australian company won the tender for the $340,000 project.

The commemorative space will overlook the sea and feature a 13m long stone wall, a 150 sq m garden, paving, two flagpoles and lighting.

The wall will be about 85cm high, while the flagpoles will fly the Australian and Aboriginal flags.

The memorial is being built on Heron Way Reserve by Lukcaid, a company with 40 years’ experience in civil construction.

Work is expected to be completed early next year.

Memorial seats, a new shelter, barbecue and picnic tables will also be installed and turfing and irrigation work undertaken.

In addition to recognising the memory of the ANZACs, the space will enable the community to gather and pay respects to their loved ones.

The concept was developed following 18 months of community consultation as part of the masterplan for the redevelopment of the 2.7 hectare Heron Way Reserve, and a plan to transform Grand Central Reserve, and included input from local residents, community groups and the Kaurna community.

The Lions Club of Hallett Cove is planning to hold an ANZAC Day Dawn Service around the commemorative space on 25 April next year.

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