Today is the deadline for providing comments to Redland City Council about a proposed new ANZAC Memorial to be located in the park area that Council now calls Kinsail Court Park but many people know as Linear Park.
Redlands2030 published What does the ANZAC Centenary mean for Redland City? which raised questions about the proposed new memorial.
In particular, the post written by Jackie Cooper said:
The Council’s design for an alternative ANZAC memorial in Linear Park does not resolve overwhelming functional and technical problems faced at the 1919 cenotaph site, of having to accommodate many thousands of people for brief periods on two days of the year.
The constraints of the current venue apply equally to Linear Park: thousands of people not able to see and hear proceedings, congestion when entering and leaving the site, traffic and parking problems.
Jackie’s post has attracted a number of comments including a comment from the RSL’s Alan Harcourt and a response from the Cleveland Open space Action Group.
The RSL points out that the current memorial venue does not cope well with large crowds on ANZAC Day.
But would the proposed site of the new memorial in Kinsail Court (Linear) Park, at the top of a sloped area, work well as the centerpiece of a commemoration event attended by thousands of people?
Link to Council’s web page about the proposed ANZAC memorial
Here is a link to the Council’s web page where you can provide comments.