I’ve waited a suitable time before I posted about the Marrickville Town Hall upgrade in deference to those who lost their lives in the wars. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the Marrickville Remembers March to mark the centenary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli on 19th April 2015, but I am told it was a great success. During this event the new Winged Victory statue was unveiled, plus the refurbished forecourt & War Memorial.
I think the new Winged Victory is wonderful & it is great to have a statue back in this location. It is also great to see the War Memorial looking cared for, as it should be considering the 457 Marrickville soldiers who died during World War 1.
Over the last few years, people have written to ask me to take photos of their family member’s name on the War Memorial. Now that the soldiers’ names have been filled with gold & the War Memorial has been refurbished, I am happy to do this again. Contact me – Jacqueline firstname.lastname@example.org
As for the $500,000 upgrade of the Town Hall Forecourt, it is exactly as I envisaged & not to my liking at all. I find it hard, grey & cold. It will be miserable in winter & hot in summer. I also miss the trees & the sound of birds, which is to be expected. Time will tell whether the community love these works or it is considered as bad as the upgrade of Alex Trevillion Plaza further down Marrickville Road.
The $75,000 plans for the Marrickville Town Hall Forecourt upgrade had the objective “….to create an austere response.” They achieved their objective. See what you think.