We remember the enormous contribution the members of our armed forces have made to this country and Queensland’s most significant war memorial – ANZAC Square in Brisbane

Premier Campbell Newman

Premier Campbell Newman

Premier of Queensland

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ANZAC Square in Brisbane – will undergo a major refurbishment to commemorate the centenary of the First World War between 2014 and 2018

The Queensland Government will provide $49 million in funding the restoration and refurbishment of some important legacy projects such as ANZAC Square and support for events such as ANZAC Day 2015.

There will also be a community grants program to support Queensland communities in delivering their own local projects and events.

This is one of the most important anniversaries of modern history, marking the period of the Great War, which claimed tens of millions of lives, and left a huge emotional scar across the globe. This funding will ensure the contribution made by Queenslanders in war is recognised with appropriate dignity and honour.

ANZAC Square is a heritage-listed town square located between Ann Street and Adelaide Street (opposite Post Office Square), in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is a state memorial to the men and women who participated in overseas armed service and is named in honour of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. ANZAC Square is adjacent to ANZAC Square Arcade. It was opened on Armistice Day, 1930.

ANZAC Square contains the Shrine of Remembrance and the ‘Eternal Flame of Remembrance’ held in a continuously lit bronze urn, dedicated on Tuesday, 11 November 1930.