The Anzac spirit will be represented by thousands in the Centenary suburbs again this year, thanks to the extension of the war memorial at the .
On Sunday, 7 April, 2019 Jamboree Councillor Matthew Bourke was joined by Graham Quirk at a dedication ceremony for the new monument within the park.
“It has been a pleasure to work with the RSL to help deliver this extension of the war memorial,” Cr Bourke said.
“The new extension means Anzac Day services, which continue to grow in popularity, can be held completely within the park making it a safer and easier for people to view the service.
“Council has been a proud supporter of the RSL sub-branch for many years and worked hard to secure the funding for the new memorial.
“We understood the importance of the RSL staying in its well-known location within the community and wanted to ensure it remained to continue to serve the community well into the future.”
Centenary Suburbs RSL sub-branch President Georges Lefevre said the strong support of the community had led to the attendees at ANZAC Day Services increasing from about 3000 to 5500 people over the past five years.
“It was very special to have the monument, which is the centre piece of the extension to the Centenary Suburbs War Memorial Gardens, dedicated in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk” Mr Lefevre said.
“We are grateful of Council and the Jamboree Councillor who very kindly provided the infrastructure to extend the war memorial.”
Cr Bourke said Council maintains 127 war memorials in 60 parks across Brisbane to pay homage to all who have served our nation in wars, in conflicts and in peace.
“Council works closely with RSL groups to ensure the Anzac spirit continues to be strongly represented through these monuments and around the city,” he said.
For more information on Anzac Day services around Brisbane visit www.rslqld.org or call 134 RSL (134 775).