ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk
Both fanfare, with a military parade and tattoo, and quiet reflection accompanied the public unveiling of the Memorial Walk.
Tract Consultants, in collaboration with Grieve Gillet Anderson, undertook master planning, design and documentation of the Anzac Centenary Memorial Garden Walk project. The Memorial Walk physically and symbolically links the State’s principal site of remembrance, the South Australian National War Memorial on North Terrace, with Torrens Parade Ground and the Pathway of Honour. The Memorial Walk involved the reallocation of a 10 metre wide, 250 metre long parcel of Government House land bordering Kintore Avenue with a design based on three pillars:
- Remembrance – signified by the War Memorial.
- Loyalty – signified by Government House.
- Service – signified by Torrens Parade Ground from where many service men and women departed for theatres of war.
South Australian stone is featured heavily in the design, as is a symbolic, native planting scheme. A series of raised garden beds run the length of the design, providing refuge from traffic and feature integrated seating and interpretive elements. A monumental polished black granite memorial wall with interpretive artwork etched into the stone forms the centrepiece of the design. The public response to Memorial Walk, both on site and on social media has been a tremendously positive. Congratulations Ryan Davis, Nathan Noack , Deiter Lim and the rest of the team involved in its realisation.