Last chance to see soldier up-close
If you want to get a close-up look at the marble soldier before the statue is returned back to the top of the cenotaph, do so before Monday 23 March.
The soldier is currently on display in front of the rose gardens while repairs and strengthening have been carried out on the cenotaph.
“So it’s the last chance to see him up close before he’s back on top,” says projects and development officer Mark Joblin.
“We anticipate that the soldier will be going back on top of the cenotaph about the 13 April.”
Currie Construction will remove the 1.2 tonne soldier from the riverbank as strengthening work inside the cenotaph nears completion.
“A stainless steel frame has been assembled within the very tight space inside the monument,” says Mr Joblin,
“The steel for the frame had to be passed by hand through the top of the monument, then bolted together and anchored to the base of the structure, which has been a slow and laborious process.”
As part of the project some landscaping work around the Cenotaph including extending the riverside walkway from the Gladstone Road bridge to the William Petty Bridge is being done.
For more information about the cenotaph restoration