The war memorial is situated on the site where soldiers marched away in World War I.
However, given its strategic location immediately opposite the Cape Town Station, the site is now being considered for a MyCiTi bus station.
The City has commissioned a heritage statement to evaluate alternative sites for this important war memorial.
Three possible new locations for the memorial were assessed:
- The median of Heerengracht
- The Memorial Garden in the Company Gardens
- The Grand Parade
The recommended reassembly site for the Cenotaph is the western side of the Grand Parade. This location was extensively upgraded ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, and has long associations with the military.
Moving the Cenotaph here will also make it easier to access the memorial, especially for the annual Remembrance Day events.
Initial comments have been received from interested civic and professional organisations, but other interested organisations and members of the public have been invited to comment on the proposed move by 31 March 2012.
These comments will be included in the final report, which will be submitted to Heritage Western Cape.
Click here for the full heritage report.
Comments can be sent to:
- Bridget O’Donoghue
- Cell: 071 1090900
- Tel: 021 789 0222
- Fax: 086 511 0389
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- P O Box 1753 Sun Valley 7985
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