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Coalition Government starts construction on Shrine of Remembrance upgrade

Premier Ted Baillieu and Minister for Major Projects Denis Napthine have announced the start of construction work on the Galleries of Remembrance project at the Shrine of Remembrance.

Mr Baillieu said the Shrine of Remembrance is Victoria’s most significant war memorial to the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping.

“The Coalition Government has committed funding of more than $20 million to this project and we are seeking matching funding from the Commonwealth,” Mr Baillieu said.

“We are starting work on this project now to ensure it is completed for the Centenary of the ANZAC in April 2015.

“The project will also help future generations understand the sacrifices made by Australian servicemen and women through the creation of new exhibitions and educational facilities in the building’s southern undercroft,” Mr Baillieu said.

Minister for Major Projects Denis Napthine said the Victorian Coalition Government had appointed Melbourne based construction firm Probuild to manage the Galleries of Remembrance project.

“The scope of works will include a new lecture theatre, permanent and temporary exhibition spaces and a wonderful new display area created especially for a lifeboat used during the Gallipoli landing from the troop and hospital ship SS DEVANHA, on loan to Victoria from the Australian War Memorial,” Dr Napthine said.

Minister for Veteran’s Affairs Hugh Delahunty said one of the Coalition Government’s highest priorities for the project was to help educate, commemorate and preserve Australia’s war history, particularly as we approach the centenary of the ANZAC.

“We want to ensure the best possible experience for visitors to the Shrine, especially younger people who continue to visit the Shrine in large numbers,” Mr Delahunty said.

Premier Ted Baillieu and Minister for Major Projects Denis Napthine have announced the start of construction work on the Galleries of Remembrance project at the Shrine of Remembrance.

Mr Baillieu said the Shrine of Remembrance is Victoria’s most significant war memorial to the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping.

“The Coalition Government has committed funding of more than $20 million to this project and we are seeking matching funding from the Commonwealth,” Mr Baillieu said.

“We are starting work on this project now to ensure it is completed for the Centenary of the ANZAC in April 2015.

“The project will also help future generations understand the sacrifices made by Australian servicemen and women through the creation of new exhibitions and educational facilities in the building’s southern undercroft,” Mr Baillieu said.

Minister for Major Projects Denis Napthine said the Victorian Coalition Government had appointed Melbourne based construction firm Probuild to manage the Galleries of Remembrance project.

“The scope of works will include a new lecture theatre, permanent and temporary exhibition spaces and a wonderful new display area created especially for a lifeboat used during the Gallipoli landing from the troop and hospital ship SS DEVANHA, on loan to Victoria from the Australian War Memorial,” Dr Napthine said.

Minister for Veteran’s Affairs Hugh Delahunty said one of the Coalition Government’s highest priorities for the project was to help educate, commemorate and preserve Australia’s war history, particularly as we approach the centenary of the ANZAC.

“We want to ensure the best possible experience for visitors to the Shrine, especially younger people who continue to visit the Shrine in large numbers,” Mr Delahunty said.