Anzac Centenary

30 September 2014

Monash Council will mark the Anzac centenary with a permanent memorial to be erected in a prominent public area within the municipality.

Council has allocated $50,000 in its 2014/2015 budget for the structure which will commemorate 100 years since Australia's involvement in the First World War. The Anzac centenary runs from 2014 until 2018.

Monash Mayor Geoff Lake said the memorial would be an important reminder to the Monash community of the significance of the Anzac campaign.

Cr Lake said the memorial would not only recognise the Anzacs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front but all Australian servicemen and women who had fought and sacrificed over the past 100 years.

"Council is seeking ideas from our community about what would be an appropriate structure to recognise the bravery and courage of the Anzacs," Cr Lake said.

"Whatever we decide to go with, it will need to stand the test of time, like the Anzac legend has."

Cr Lake said every idea submitted was considered by a committee which included representatives of the local Returned Services League Sub-Branches. The committee made a recommendation to Council about which idea or ideas was to be funded.

All ideas had to have been submitted by Tuesday 30 September.

Community members who have questions or would like more information are encouraged to call Nick Andrianis on 9518 3696.


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