An aerial view of the second stage of the war memorial in Anzac Park.
An aerial view of the second stage of the war memorial in Anzac Park.

CHECK IT OUT: An aerial view of planned military memorial

A STUNNING aerial view of the planned second stage of the Military Trail Memorial has been released.

Nancy Bates, president of the Queens Park Fraser Coast Military Trail Project Committee, has encouraged the community to lodge its support for the project now that it has been opened to public consultation.

The public has until September 21 to make its views known.

"Military and political leaders throughout Australia have given enthusiastic support to the memorial and the final design, which features weathered steel blades forming sculptures of the geographical features of Anzac Cove," she said.

Mrs Bates said she was confident the memorial would not infringe upon the historic and botanic aspects of the park.

"Great care has been taken to enhance rather than detract from views into the park and to ensure the memorial does not impinge on the magnificent Cenotaph and the historic heart of the park," she said.

"Queens Park was heritage-listed for its botanical features and we hope to re-introduce some of the original plants and other specimens when the memorial is built in an area which has negligible plantings."

Mrs Bates said a decision would be made by the Queensland Heritage Council regarding the second stage of the project, which will complement the existing Duncan Chapman statue, next month.

"Military and political leaders throughout Australia have given enthusiastic support to the memorial and the final design, which features weathered steel blades forming sculptures of the geographical features of Anzac Cove," she said.
 



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