Major upgrade planned for city landmark

15 April 2016

One of Albury's most iconic landmarks is in need of a landscaping make-over and AlburyCity wants your input into the development of a master plan.

The Monument Hill area, which features the Albury and District War Memorial, will undergo a beautification, which could include a new viewing platform, retaining walls, improved entrance and signage, better lighting and new plantings.

But before the works commence, AlburyCity wants community input to ensure that the proposed improvements will be well received.

Mayor Henk van de Ven says Monument Hill is one of Albury's most popular attractions for both locals and visitors to the city.

"It's also surrounded by some of the city's most significant and protected vegetation which means the footprint under review will be confined to the area around the War Memorial and the entry road linking Memorial Drive."

"The RSL and the community have over time identified a number of issues and areas for improvement along with potential solutions and we want to ensure that the community is happy with what we're proposing," Cr van de Ven said.

"We have a short questionnaire on our website specifically asking residents their views on the continuation of the Art Deco theme, the use of chunky timber for furniture and landscape features, the introduction of more interpretive signage to 'tell the story' of the site, preferences for improved viewing points and any safety concerns."

Mayor van de Ven says the community will have until 13 May to have their say and all feedback will be considered as part of the development of the Monument Hill Master Plan which will be presented to Council later in the year.