This page contains information about improvements to the War Memorial at Laurie Hall Park.
28/02/2018 12:00 a.m.
The grassy field in front of the War Memorial at Laurie Hall Park is being improved with sub-surface drainage over the next few weeks. During this time the playground, memorial and garden areas of Laurie Hall Park will remain open.
For several years the grassy area has featured as the Field of Remembrance prior to ANZAC day, with school pupils installing scores of white crosses, often bearing the pictures and stories of fallen soldiers.
In 2010 Council and the RSA worked together to develop a major memorial at the park.
Creating a new civic space within an existing park built on the side of a lava flow provided many engineering challenges which were tackled by a dedicated team of Council staff and contractors.
Unveiled in 2015 the new memorial features the former memorial that stood at Rose Street for many decades, engraved polished black granite walls, landscape walls of flame finished granite with honed granite that compliments the Park’s existing stone walls.
The 1970s waterfall and pond were also improved and wheelchair friendly paths were installed.