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​Anzac Memorial Centenary Extension Project wins prize

2019 National Trust Heritage Awards celebrate heritage

Publication date: Tuesday,  May 2019

The Anzac Memorial Centenary Extension Project has taken home the Judge’s Choice and the Continuing Tradition awards at the 2019 National Trust Heritage Awards, recognising the project’s significant contribution to preserving cultural heritage in New South Wales.

The Anzac Memorial publication, which was published for the October 2018 opening of the Centenary Extension, was highly commended in the Heritage Resources and Publications Category.

Caroline Mackaness, Director Veterans Affairs, said the awards were a great acknowledgement of the effort that has gone into the planning and delivery of the Centenary Extension. 

“I am so proud of all staff involved and would also like to acknowledge the dedication of Richard Johnson and the entire Johnson Pilton Walker architecture team, who worked in collaboration with the Office of the NSW Government Architect to design the Centenary Extension.

“It’s wonderful that Bruce Dellit’s original 1930s vision for the Memorial has been realised, and that it has been recognised at such a prestigious industry event, alongside other outstanding projects."

The National Trust’s Continuing Tradition category celebrates projects that continue tradition through new design, construction and development. The Heritage Resources and Publications category celebrates publications, books, websites and videos that promote the conservation of, or tell the story of our heritage.

You can read more about the awards and winners on the National Trust website

The Centenary Extension provides enhanced education and interpretation spaces that enable the Anzac legacy, Australia’s military history and the service and sacrifice of our defence personnel and their families to be interpreted for generations to come.

The NSW Government announced the Centenary Extension in August 2014 as the centrepiece of the NSW Centenary of Anzac Commemorative Program.

The Anzac Memorial in Hyde ParkAbove and below: The Centenary Extension Project at the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park received the Judge’s Choice and the Continuing Tradition awards at the 2019 National Trust Heritage Awards.

View from the Occulus at the Hyde Park Anzac Memorial