The National Police Memorial (NPM) on the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin, is temporarily under wraps as it undergoes a significant rebuild.
Unveiled in 2006, the memorial consists of the commemorative wall and forecourt. While the wall will remain intact, the forecourt is being rebuilt due to a progressive deterioration in its appearance.
The rebuild will replicate the original design, including the quotes from families of the fallen that were engraved on the forecourt’s slate.
The National Capital Authority, the responsible authority for the NPM, has timed the completion of the work for late August so as not to interfere with the 15 September Wall to Wall Ride and the 28 September National Police Remembrance Day Service.
In rebuilding the memorial, improved landscaping of the surrounding terrain to better accommodate the ever-increasing attendance numbers at both the Wall to Wall and the official National Police Remembrance Day ceremony is being included.