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Australian War Memorial – proposed precinct view.

Public Consultations, Australian War Memorial, March 2021

All Australians are encouraged to participate in and contribute to the development project. In 2019, the Memorial began public consultation on the development. This consultation will continue at each stage of the Development Project, as we engage in various community-led advisory and focus groups. The consultation will also offer opportunities for public feedback through several national online forums. We encourage people who have either a positive or a negative view about the project to submit their feedback to ensure that the responses we receive represent public opinion.

Please subscribe to our e-newsletter Our Next Chapter for regular project updates and information about how to participate in public consultation opportunities.

Members of the public are also encouraged to share ideas and feedback at any time by emailing development@awm.gov.au.

Detailed reporting and consultation outcomes to date can be viewed under Reports and Documentation.


Gallery Development

National Forums

During March 2021, the Memorial is running national forums to consult with the community about the content within new gallery spaces.

Over thirty public forums will be hosted by Kantar Public Ltd Pty on behalf of the Memorial, providing the public with an opportunity to hear from the Memorial’s Gallery Development team, who will discuss the proposed exhibitions and some of the content visitors may eventually see in these spaces.

Most of these sessions will be held online, however, two face-to-face sessions will be hosted at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Each session will allow attendees to contribute thoughts, feedback, and ideas on this proposed content.

National Forum/Gallery Development Register now

Project Plans and Approvals

National Capital Authority Approval

Under the National Capital Authority (NCA) Approval process, a comprehensive public consultation program will be conducted by the NCA to engage the community in its decision-making regarding the Memorial’s development applications.

Through this process, the NCA will gather public feedback and submissions in relation to the project. An outcomes report will be prepared and published on the NCA website. The report will include a detailed analysis of issues raised in the forums or online submissions and what, if any, changes have been made to the original project application in response to community feedback.

Details of when this consultation period will take place, and how to attend a session, will be shared by the Memorial and the NCA as they become available.


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