War Memorial Management Forum

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 - 9:30am4:00pm

Local Government NSW, in association with the Trustees of ANZAC Memorial, is pleased to present a practical one day forum for councils.


See the LGNSW website for more details and to register.

  • Date:
    22 May 2013
  • Time:
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location:
    ANZAC Memorial, Hyde Park South
  • Forum highlight:

    The NSW Government Architects Office will launch its guidelines and provide a briefing for councils at the forum

  • Keynote speaker:

    General Peter Cosgrove

  • Register here

Please note, this forum is for council members only


The Forum features:

  • Launch of the Guidelines: ‘Caring for our War Memorials’ published by NSW Government Architects Office.
  • Keynote speaker: General Peter Cosgrove

It will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • The history of war memorials.
  • The importance of the coming centenaries.
  • The state register of war memorials.
  • How to access NSW and Commonwealth support funding for conservation and interpretation.
  • Outline the new guidelines for care and maintenance.
  • Typical conservation issues and what can be done about them.
  • A forum for sharing common issues and concerns.

War Memorials form an essential part of many Local Government streetscapes and the focal point of many municipal parks.

These war memorials vary enormously in size, shape and materials, ranging from stand alone structures, to cannons, statues, obelisks, plaques and honour boards. Their care and maintenance, interpretation and the opportunities they provide for community involvement is an issue that many Councils are grappling with.

With the Centenary of the outbreak of World War One in 2014, and the Gallipoli campaign in 2015, there is particular current interest in the presence of war memorials in our urban landscape.

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