CENOTAPH RELOCATION AND LANDSCAPING WORKSby Growth Civil Landscapes Pty Ltd
The Cenotaph is a War Memorial designed by an external artist in consultation with the local community of Liverpool, and comprises a series of columns representing the conflicts which Australia has been involved in.
The premise of the design is that at 11:00am on the 11th day of the 11th month – Remembrance Day – the shadows cast by pieces of a fallen column link to create an unbroken shadow.
The team at Glenn Simpson Landscapes were humbled and honoured to have been invited to recreate such an important, symbolic and memorable piece of Australian history.
The project entailed transportation, relocation, restoration and installation of the Cenotaph monument at the Berryman Reserve, together with earthworks, footings construction, concrete edging and features, and the installation of turf and plants. The precise installation of the Monument was key, ensuring retention of the original configuration and achievement of its artistic intent on 11 November each year.
The monument was originally dedicated on 2 December 1994 and formerly installed at Macquarie Mall, Liverpool, however relocation was required due to upgrade works. The Berryman Reserve in Warwick Farm was approved as the location for the rededication of the Cenotaph, and Glenn Simpson Landscapes were commissioned to undertake the works.
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