Brisbane streets to remember ANZAC heroes

Brisbane City Council is calling for local residents to nominate streets with a connection to ANZAC heroes, as part of an ongoing initiative to recognise Brisbane’s war history.

Infrastructure Chairman Amanda Cooper said Council installed commemorative ANZAC street signs every year to mark the spirit of ANZAC in Brisbane.

“The Streets of Remembrance initiative honours our armed forces with commemorative Rising Sun and Royal Australian Navy badges on street signs that share the same name as places, people or events that are significant to World War One, where the ANZAC tradition began,” Cr Cooper said.

“Council is this year expanding the project to honour Australian armed forces across all wars and campaigns ahead of ANZAC Day 2019, with a focus on the Australian war effort in New Guinea, as well as World War One and World War Two Victoria Cross recipients.

“Since the program began in 2015, 677 symbolic signs across 202 streets have been installed to recognise our armed forces and the sacrifices they have made, in addition to our year-round preservation of war memorials across the city.”

Nominations for the eighth round of the Streets of Remembrance program are short listed following extensive historical research and consultation with the community and local historians.

Cr Cooper said the Streets of Remembrance program first commenced in 2015 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.

“A map of all Streets of Remembrance locations and historical research about each street name is available on Council’s website and I encourage all residents to take a look and learn more about Brisbane’s rich history,” she said.

Nominations for the eighth round of Council’s Streets of Remembrance program will close on Friday 22 March, 2019. For more information, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au.