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Works begin to relocate the ANZAC Obelisk to Moore Park

Roads and Maritime Services has refurbished the ANZAC Obelisk on Anzac Parade and will begin work to relocate it to Moore Park from Monday 9 January 2017.

The ANZAC Obelisk on Anzac Parade was erected at the northern end of Anzac Parade in 1917. It is an important historic landmark and one of the earliest war memorials in NSW. 

During construction of the Eastern Distributor in 1998, it was moved to further south along Anzac Parade. In 2014, the Albert “Tibby” Cotter Walkway at Moore Park project commenced, requiring a further relocation. Since its removal conservation work to the monument has been carried out and it is now ready to be reinstated.

Relocation consultation and works

Centennial Parklands has worked closely with Roads and Maritime Services, Returned and Services League of Australia (NSW) and the City of Sydney to determine the right location for the Obelisk in Moore Park.  A new site has been chosen following stakeholder engagement and heritage analysis of 10 possible sites.

The location provides an improved setting for the Obelisk, allowing for the reinstatement of an appropriate landscape setting and provides a strong opportunity for public access and interpretation.

Works will be completed by March 2017 and include:

  • Construction of a raised platform for the Obelisk
  • Minor trimming of nearby vegetation
  • Installation of a CCTV pole and camera to be monitored by Roads and Maritime Services
  • Modification to an existing shared path
  • Installation of the Obelisk and bollards
  • Installation of lettering on the Anzac Parade median wall
  • Landscaping including turfing.

The work will be carried out from Mondays to Fridays between 7.00 am and 6.00 pm and Saturdays between 8.00 am and 1.00 pm, excluding public holidays.

Further information

For more information on the project background and information visit the Roads and Maritime Services website here.

If you have any questions, please call the project team on 1800 677 700 or email