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Official opening of St Peters Civic Plaza, Avenue of Honour and unveiling of the Centenary of ANZAC Artwork

Saturday 06 September, 2014
12:00-3:00pm
St Peters Street, St Peters
8366 4527

The community event to celebrate the official opening of the St Peters Civic Plaza, will take place at St Peters Street, St Peters, on Saturday 6 September 2014 from 12 noon until 3.00pm.

This free event will feature performances by the Navy Band, free coffee, BBQ, scones and gelati, children’s activities in the St Peters Library and an exhibition in the Cultural Heritage Centre.

For enquiries about the event, please contact the Council’s Events Unit on 8366 4527.

The opening of the new St Peters Civic Plaza and Avenue of Honour will mark the completion of this significant Federal Government, State Government and Council funded Project, the result of which is a new and vibrant high quality outdoor civic space and Avenue of Honour on St Peters Street, St Peters, adjacent the St Peters Town Hall Complex.

City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Mayor, Robert Bria, said the completion of this Project is a significant achievement for the Council, which concludes the overall ‘Revitalising St Peters Precinct’ Project.

“Overall, the St Peters Civic Plaza Project, which forms the third and final Stage of the ‘Revitalising St Peters Precinct’ Project, reflects the heritage and character of the St Peters Precinct, while generating vitality, innovation and economic development, through the creation of a new and vibrant civic space for the community,” said Mayor Bria.

“The completed Project will bring community benefits through the transformation of St Peters Street into a civic space for the staging of community events and activities, which complements and expands the community hub already established by Stages 1 and 2 of the Project, being the recently completed Dunstone Grove-Linde Reserve, and the St Peters Town Hall Complex.

“To commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC, the Council resolved to dedicate St Peters Street as an Avenue of Honour, which leads to the Soldier’s Memorial Statue, erected following the First World War,” he said.

The St Peters Civic Plaza Project includes the installation of the Council’s Major Public Artwork, an interpretive commemoration of the Centenary of ANZAC Day in 2015, which will be unveiled at the event.

“To complement the dedication of the Avenue of Honour, the Council also commissioned a major public artwork by South Australian artists, Gregg Mitchell and Greg Healey of Groundplay, in collaboration with artist Amy Joy Watson, to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC in 2015,” Mayor Bria said.

The overall cost of the St Peters Civic Plaza and Avenue of Honour Project is $2.6 million, incorporating $527,156 funding through the Federal Government ‘Roads to Recovery’ Program and $564,211 through the State Government’s ‘Places for People’ Program.

For further information about the St Peters Civic Plaza and Avenue of Honour Project, please contact the Council’s Senior Strategic Projects Officer, Keke Michalos on 8366 4509 or email kmichalos@npsp.sa.gov.au


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