War memorial development gets green light | Cootamundra Herald

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The redevelopment of the Australian War Memorial continues with three redevelopment packages ticked by the National Capital Authority. All approvals have now been given for the new Anzac Hall, CEW Bean Building expansion and the facility’s new south entrance, the final stages of the $500 million redevelopment. “This is a very important milestone as the project has now received all the necessary approvals to proceed,” said AWM Director Matt Anderson. “For modern veterans, this is also an important milestone as they are now one step closer to telling their stories in the new galleries.” It follows the NCA community consultation, which found that 73 percent of respondents supported the proposed works. In regional cities, support rose to 86 percent, while in capitals it fell to 63 percent. Majority support was found in every state, although only 41 percent of ACT respondents indicated support. The NBA found that the proposal, which will provide expanded exhibit spaces, larger research areas and improved access to all capabilities, was consistent with the National Capital Plan. “The NCA concluded that the proposed works are designed in a manner to enhance the geometry of the Griffins plan, with the changes reinforcing the built elements of the site and the land axis,” a statement said. Australian Associated Press


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