Australian War Memorial Redevelopment


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Australian War Memorial Redevelopment

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

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Under procurement

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Preferred bidder announced

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ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:


Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Social infrastructure
TYPE: Greenfield

In November 2018, the Federal Government announced $498 million to redevelop the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

The redevelopment will increase visitor areas by 83 per cent or around 10,000 square metres to expand the exhibition and public program space which is currently at capacity. It will include:

  • a new temporary exhibition space
  • improved visitor orientation, wayfinding, and amenities
  • areas for respite and reflection
  • new education facilities
  • a theatre and functions space
  • a space to be used by veterans’ organisations
  • two electronic displays.


The War Memorial held a public consultation on the redevelopment plans in August and September 2018. A summary report will be publicly available by mid-December 2018.

In November 2019, official development plans for the nine-year Australian War Memorial Development Project were unveiled. The plan was open for public feedback from 19 November to 13 December 2019. As part of the public consultation, the Memorial has also established an on-site information gallery where the detailed plans can be viewed.

Project Timeline

2018: Development project announced by the Prime Minister, Hon, Scott Morrison MP
2019: Early works begin
2020: Anzac Hall site preparations begin
2021: Southern entrance works begin
2022: Southern entrance external works complete
2023: Anzac Hall and glazed link open, southern entrance opens, C.E.W. Bean Building and Research Centre open
2024: Main building lower refurbishments and galleries begin
2025: Main building upper refurbishments begin
2027: Project complete

Early works construction to extend the underground car parking facilities on the eastern side of the precinct have begun. The project is anticipated to be complete by 2027.

Last reviewed: 20/12/2019

Australian War Memorial Redevelopment

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