Anzac Centenary


Anzac Centenary


Project Status: Completed


Major Infrastructure upgrades have been carried out at Albany's Mount Clarence to preserve and enhance the historic precinct turning it into a world class visitor destination.

The project was completed in preparation for the launch of the Anzac Albany Commemorative Event (Anzac Albany) program, the curtain raiser for the nation-wide Anzac centenary commemorations that ran during October and November 2014. During this time, Anzac Albany commemorated the 100th anniversary of the first convoy of ships carrying Australian Imperial Force and the New Zealand Expeditionary Force troops to fight in World War I.

Royalties for Regions invested $2.84 million towards the $5.84 million project to provide better visitor facilities, new interpretive elements and the creation of spaces for education and commemoration. Works included the restoration of the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, landscaping, upgraded lighting and improved disability access.

Recognised as one of the most important military heritage sites in Australia, the works have doubled Mount Clarence's capacity to hold over 4,000 attendees at the popular Anzac Day dawn service.

Image of Mt Clarence historic precinctImage courtesy of City of Albany