Extensive landscaping works are underway as part of a long-term plan to upgrade and beautify Monument Hill.
Works commenced on the Monument Hill Redevelopment project in early October 2019.
There is no direct vehicle or pedestrian access to the monument during the construction period. Limited pedestrian access remains around the construction site to the viewing points, bushland walking trails and the picnics facilities. Car parking will be available at the Memorial Bowl. The toilets facilities will remain open however, they will be closed periodically during certain elements of the construction.
Due to the electrical upgrade works the light on top of the Monument will not be lit for the duration of the construction. The flags have also been removed due to the lights illuminating the flags not operating. The flags will be re-instated at the conclusion of the redevelopment works and lighting restored.
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.
The project will involve landscaping and implementation of key priorities including:
6 March 2020
Concreting has commenced on the pedestrian area and continues on the roadway. Garden beds have been filled with soil.
21 February 2020
Concrete works commences on the roadways and path to the main door while the entry retaining walls are complete.
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.
7 February 2020
Preparation around the War Memorial continues with concrete laid in the main area. Entry retaining wall construction continues.
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 .
24 January 2020
Preparation work commenced this week on the roadways pedestrian areas. Footings for the entry retaining walls continue.
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
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.
13 December 2019
6 December 2019
Works continues on the alcoves and retaining walls.
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.
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.
15 November 2019
Electrical conduit installation and footing for the retaining walls have commenced. construction of the roadway continues.
1 November 2019
Earthworks and ground preparation continues this week. Stage 1 electrical works are scheduled to commence soon.
25 October 2019
Work has commenced on the redevelopment project. The site has been fenced with demolition works and ground preparation started.
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.
16 August 2019
Detailed design complete and tenders close 3 September 2019