At the entrance to Anzac Park, and framing the 1923 Cenotaph, is ANZAC WAY Memorial, an initiative of the Townsville sub-Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia.
The Memorial is constructed of 4 concrete pillars supporting 4 concrete sails which provide a dome-like effect. The pillars are clad with polished re-constituted granite. Bronze symbols of the services are attached to the pillars and the name of the service is etched into the granite cladding.
The floor is of re-constituted black granite depicting a map of the world showing country borders as at 1999. Numbered stainless steel plugs mark countries where Australians have served. An illuminated Legend beside the memorial provides brief examples of Australia’s service at each plug location. 71 plugs were in place at the time of opening.
An eternal flame, transferred from the Australian War Memorial flame in Miners Lamps, burns atop the memorial.
ANZAC WAY is a living memorial, designed and intended to be added to as future deployments of Australia’s service personnel dictates