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Monument Hill Redevelopment

Extensive landscaping works are now complete which are part of a long-term plan to upgrade and beautify Monument Hill.

General information

The Monument Hill War Memorial area is now open to pedestrians and vehicles. All the updated signage is now installed with the official opening held on 13 November 2020. A flag raising ceremony was held on the 15 May 2020.

Entrance roadworks to improve the War Memorial entrance from Memorial Drive are now complete. .

About this project

Monument Hill, at the western end of Dean Street, is one Albury’s most-visited destinations.

The World War One memorial sits atop of the hill which provides stunning views of the region.

A number of site issues have been identified by the community and the RSL. To address those issues, a master plan was developed and endorsed by council in February 2017, providing us with a a long term strategy for improvements at the site.

We're committing $1,050,000 towards the project with an additional $300,000 secured through the NSW government's Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Project scope

The project will involve landscaping and implementation of key priorities including:

  • Improved roadways
  • Upgrade of CCTV cameras
  • Upgrade of lighting and power for events (particularly ANZAC Day)
  • Upgrade of park fixtures and furniture (picnic tables & drinking fountain)
  • Landscaping around the memorial
  • Retaining wall replacement

19 November 2020

The new recognition signage has now been installed with the official opening held today with Albury Mayor, Kevin Mack, Local Member, Justin Clancy, and RSL President, Major Graham Docksey, in attendance with a small invited crowd.

Monument night

Monument alcove

15 May 2020

All the works around the Monument Hill War Memorial are now complete expect the installation of the new plaques (which have been delayed due to the COVID19) and minor surrounding landscape works. A flag raising ceremony was held today with Albury Mayor, Kevin Mack, Local Member, Justin Clancy, and RSL President, Major Graham Docksey, in attendance. The site is now open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Monument Opening flag

Monument Opening


1 May 2020

All the concreting is complete and garden bed mulching and planting complete. Flag poles have also been erected.

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Monument 01-05a

Monument 01-05

17 April 2020

Moving into the final stages of the project. The last section of concrete roadway is ready to pour this week. Garden bed preparation and irrigation continues. Paving is moving to the final stages

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Monument 17-04a

Monument 17-04b

10 April 2020

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Monument 10-04a

3 April 2020

The paving works continues this with while the light poles have been erected. Works continues on preparing the garden beds and installing the irrigation.

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Monument 03-04c

27 March 2020

The pedestrian area concrete work is now complete and the laying of pavers has commenced. Work continues now on the roadway concreting. The light poles have arrived and will be installed in the next two to three weeks.

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Monument 27-03b

20 March 2020

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Monument 20-03a

13 March 2020

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Monument 13-03a

6 March 2020

Concreting has commenced on the pedestrian area and continues on the roadway. Garden beds have been filled with soil.

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Monument 06-03

21 February 2020

Concrete works commences on the roadways and path to the main door while the entry retaining walls are complete.

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Monument 21-02c

14 February 2020

Edging work around the War Memorial to define the garden areas and pedestrian areas progresses. The preparation work for the recognition wall structures is progressing and road works continue.

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Monument 14-02b

7 February 2020

Preparation around the War Memorial continues with concrete laid in the main area. Entry retaining wall construction continues.

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Monument 07-02a

Monument 07-02b

31 January 2020

Retaining walls at the entrance are taking shape while the main congregation area at the base of the monument is being prepared for concreting .

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Monument 31-01a

24 January 2020

Preparation work commenced this week on the roadways pedestrian areas. Footings for the entry retaining walls continue.

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Monument 24-01a

Monument 24-01b

17 January 2020

The last sections of the alcoves are being constructed in the next couple of weeks while works has commenced on the entry retaining walls. The footings have been poured for the recognition walls

Monument 17-01b

Monument 17-01a

Monument 17-01

10 January 2020

Work has recommenced after Christmas. rendering and painting of the alcoves has commenced while the new plaques are being designed through the RSL. Footing for the retaining walls on the western side are complete and the retaining walls to the east are almost complete. Site preparation works has commenced on the recognition walls.

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Monument 10-01c

13 December 2019

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6 December 2019

Works continues on the alcoves and retaining walls.

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29 November 2019

The concreting works was completed this week on the first alcoves while the form work continues on the footings and retaining walls.

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Monument 29-11b

22 November 2019

Works continue on the pre-construction of the roadways. Footings and reinforcement of the retaining walls has progressed and alcoves are taking shape. The electrical conduit installation continues.

Monument 22-11

Monument 22-11a

15 November 2019

Electrical conduit installation and footing for the retaining walls have commenced. construction of the roadway continues.

Monument 15-11 RW

Monument 15-11 alc

Monument 15-11 west

1 November 2019

Earthworks and ground preparation continues this week. Stage 1 electrical works are scheduled to commence soon.

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Monument 1-11a

25 October 2019

Work has commenced on the redevelopment project. The site has been fenced with demolition works and ground preparation started.

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Monument 25-10 south


27 September 2019

AP Delaney & Co Pty Ltd were endorsed by Council at the 23 September 2019 Council meeting to carry out the redevelopment project. Works are due to commence in October.

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16 August 2019

Detailed design complete and tenders close 3 September 2019

Plaques installed at Monument Hill War Memorial
Monument Hill War Memorial Steps and Landscaping completed
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