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War Memorial releases report on public consultation for $500 million extensions

The Australian War Memorial has released a brief report on the consultations it undertook in relation to the proposed extensions to the Memorial. Here is a copy. Key points:

Feedback was received from 134 individuals.

Participants were fairly evenly spread in terms of age group but participation by males was nearly double that of females.

A quarter of participants were from the ACT …

The highest representation was from current or former Australian Defence Force members …

An online scrapbook … was the most popular feedback channel …

The report categorises feedback into themes (collection/gallery inclusions, access and facilities, redevelopment, ways of telling stories, positive sentiment, outdoor displays/experiences, digital/online) and notes that only 2.2 per cent of feedback was against the redevelopment and only 0.8 per cent was against corporate involvement in the Memorial.

Earlier material on the extensions can be found using our Search engine with the search terms ‘extensions’, ‘$500′, $498’, and ‘Brendanbunker’. See also the Memorial’s website.

17 December 2018