Memorial for Fallen Lifesavers

Consultation has concluded


Since the Surf Life Saving movement began in 1907, thousands of lifesavers have served our nation in active duty. The Fallen Lifesavers Memorial is a tribute to those Australian lifesavers who lost their lives at war and did not return home.

The memorial was official unveiled on Sunday 27 April 2014 by The Hon Marie Bashir, Governor of NSW, The Hon Mike Baird, Premier of NSW and Councillor Scott Nash, Mayor of Randwick.

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CONSTRUCTION

Construction on the project started in October 2013 and was officially opened on 27 April 2014. Worrks include new sandstone seating and a landscaped terraced seating area at the southern end of Coogee Beach. The landscaping works create more usable public space at one of Sydney's prettiest and most popular beaches. Works also include a 2m high statue created by renowned artist and sculptor Alan Somerville.

The second stage will be a memorial wall listing the names of all lifesavers who died serving Australia in war. This is due for completion in time for the Anzac centenary in 2015. You can view the concept plan prepared by landscape designers TBLD.


SURF LIFE SAVING CLUBS

Help us spread the word about the Memorial. There are tools in our resources library you can use to inform your members and local community.


CONSULTATION

The Development (DA - 150/2013) for the project was on public exhibition from March 27 - April 12 2013 and was approved by Council on 14 May 2013. Extensive community consultation was carried out during the exhibition of the DA and in the 12 months leading up through this website.

PARTNERSHIP

The Fallen Lifesavers Memorial is a collaboration between Randwick City Council, the NSW Government, the Australian Government, Surf Life Saving Australia and the Returned and Services League (RSL) of Australia.


Since the Surf Life Saving movement began in 1907, thousands of lifesavers have served our nation in active duty. The Fallen Lifesavers Memorial is a tribute to those Australian lifesavers who lost their lives at war and did not return home.

The memorial was official unveiled on Sunday 27 April 2014 by The Hon Marie Bashir, Governor of NSW, The Hon Mike Baird, Premier of NSW and Councillor Scott Nash, Mayor of Randwick.

LEARN ABOUT THE PROJECT

You may like to:



CONSTRUCTION

Construction on the project started in October 2013 and was officially opened on 27 April 2014. Worrks include new sandstone seating and a landscaped terraced seating area at the southern end of Coogee Beach. The landscaping works create more usable public space at one of Sydney's prettiest and most popular beaches. Works also include a 2m high statue created by renowned artist and sculptor Alan Somerville.

The second stage will be a memorial wall listing the names of all lifesavers who died serving Australia in war. This is due for completion in time for the Anzac centenary in 2015. You can view the concept plan prepared by landscape designers TBLD.


SURF LIFE SAVING CLUBS

Help us spread the word about the Memorial. There are tools in our resources library you can use to inform your members and local community.


CONSULTATION

The Development (DA - 150/2013) for the project was on public exhibition from March 27 - April 12 2013 and was approved by Council on 14 May 2013. Extensive community consultation was carried out during the exhibition of the DA and in the 12 months leading up through this website.

PARTNERSHIP

The Fallen Lifesavers Memorial is a collaboration between Randwick City Council, the NSW Government, the Australian Government, Surf Life Saving Australia and the Returned and Services League (RSL) of Australia.

Consultation has concluded
  • Daily Telegraph: Memorial set for lifesavers killed in war

    about 4 years ago

    AUSTRALIAN lifesavers killed in war are to be commemorated with a national memorial in eastern Sydney

    In an Australian first, a bronze sculpture featuring a lifesaver and a soldier will be erected at Coogee Beach to honour lifesavers lost during conflicts.

    Renowned Australian sculptor Alan Somerville, who produced soldier sculptures for the ANZAC bridge, has been recruited to produce the sculpture.


    AUSTRALIAN lifesavers killed in war are to be commemorated with a national memorial in eastern Sydney.

    In an Australian first, a bronze sculpture featuring a lifesaver and a soldier will be erected... Continue reading

    AUSTRALIAN lifesavers killed in war are to be commemorated with a national memorial in eastern Sydney

    In an Australian first, a bronze sculpture featuring a lifesaver and a soldier will be erected at Coogee Beach to honour lifesavers lost during conflicts.

    Renowned Australian sculptor Alan Somerville, who produced soldier sculptures for the ANZAC bridge, has been recruited to produce the sculpture.


    AUSTRALIAN lifesavers killed in war are to be commemorated with a national memorial in eastern Sydney.

    In an Australian first, a bronze sculpture featuring a lifesaver and a soldier will be erected at Coogee Beach to honour lifesavers lost during conflicts.

    Renowned Australian sculptor Alan Somerville, who produced soldier sculptures for the ANZAC bridge, has been recruited to produce the sculpture.

    Randwick mayor Tony Bowen says the memorial will serve as a permanent tribute to the sacrifice of lifesavers.

    "This national memorial will be a dignified place to honour fallen lifesavers from around our nation, and a beautiful place, looking out to Coogee Beach, for the whole community to reflect," Mr Bowen said in a statement.

    A website has been launched where members of the public can share their own stories of fallen lifesavers and learn more about the memorial.

    The memorial will also feature a wall of remembrance and terrace seating.

    It is a partnership project between Randwick Council, the state and federal governments, RSL Australia and Surf Life Saving.



    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/national/memorial-set-for-lifesavers-killed-in-war/story-e6frfku9-1226627342260#ixzz2RKxgCu3S

  • Media Release: Plans announced for national memorial to honour fallen lifesavers 18 December 2012

    over 4 years ago

    Plans announced for national memorial to honour fallen lifesavers

    Details of a national memorial to honour Australian lifesavers from across Australiawho died in combat were announced at 12 noon today, Tuesday 18 December, by Randwick Mayor Tony Bowen, Member for Kingsford Smith Peter Garrett and Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith.

    The memorial will consist of an iconic bronze sculpture featuring a lifesaver and a soldier, a wall of remembrance, landscaping and terrace seating. It will be located overlooking the southern part ofCoogeeBeach. Internationally renowned sculptor Alan Somerville – perhaps best know for his bronze sculpture of a... Continue reading

    Plans announced for national memorial to honour fallen lifesavers

    Details of a national memorial to honour Australian lifesavers from across Australiawho died in combat were announced at 12 noon today, Tuesday 18 December, by Randwick Mayor Tony Bowen, Member for Kingsford Smith Peter Garrett and Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith.

    The memorial will consist of an iconic bronze sculpture featuring a lifesaver and a soldier, a wall of remembrance, landscaping and terrace seating. It will be located overlooking the southern part ofCoogeeBeach. Internationally renowned sculptor Alan Somerville – perhaps best know for his bronze sculpture of a WWI Anzac soldier on theAnzacBridge– has been engaged to produce the sculpture.


    Plans announced for national memorial to honour fallen lifesavers

    Details of a national memorial to honour Australian lifesavers from across Australiawho died in combat were announced at 12 noon today, Tuesday 18 December, by Randwick Mayor Tony Bowen, Member for Kingsford Smith Peter Garrett and Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith.

    The memorial will consist of an iconic bronze sculpture featuring a lifesaver and a soldier, a wall of remembrance, landscaping and terrace seating. It will be located overlooking the southern part ofCoogeeBeach. Internationally renowned sculptor Alan Somerville – perhaps best know for his bronze sculpture of a WWI Anzac soldier on theAnzacBridge– has been engaged to produce the sculpture.

    A special consultation website www.yoursayrandwick.com.au/fallenlifesavers has also been established so people can find out more about the project and share stories about the 3,500 lifesavers who have died servingAustralia in war.

    Mayor Tony Bowen paid tribute to the many Australian lifesavers who have given their lives in conflicts since World War I.

    “There were more than 20 Surf Life Saving Clubs in Australia at the outbreak of World War I, and when the call went out for volunteers, a significant number of these volunteer club members signed up to defend our great nation and the freedoms we enjoy today.

    “This national memorial will be a dignified place of reflection to honour fallen lifesavers from around our nation, and a beautiful place, looking out toCoogeeBeach, for the whole community to enjoy,” the Mayor said.

    The Federal Member for Kingsford Smith Peter Garrett added, “It is timely that this crucial contribution to our local and national history is recognised, and I’m excited that the project is now on its way.”

    The State Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith described Coogee as the ideal spot for such a memorial.

    “Coogee has some of the earliest links to Surf Life Saving Australia, so there is no better place than Coogee Beach for a memorial recognising great service to our community in both times of peace and war,” he said.

    Media Enquiries:         
    Katie Moses      0420 277 567 katie.moses@randwick.nsw.gov.au
    Josh Hay           0402 351 459 joshua.hay@randwick.nsw.gov.au  

  • Media Release: National Monument to honour fallen lifesavers 25 June 2012

    almost 5 years ago

    National Monument to honour fallen lifesavers

    Randwick City Council will consider a proposal to establish a national monument at Coogee Beach honouring the sacrifices of Australian lifesavers in war.

    Randwick Mayor Councillor Scott Nash will table a Mayoral Minute at the Council meeting tomorrow night outlining the proposal.

    If the proposal is adopted, Council will call upon the State and Federal governments to assist with funding and a Trust would be established to oversee all aspects of the project and monitor and add to the monument as required.


    National Monument to honour fallen lifesavers

    Randwick City... Continue reading

    National Monument to honour fallen lifesavers

    Randwick City Council will consider a proposal to establish a national monument at Coogee Beach honouring the sacrifices of Australian lifesavers in war.

    Randwick Mayor Councillor Scott Nash will table a Mayoral Minute at the Council meeting tomorrow night outlining the proposal.

    If the proposal is adopted, Council will call upon the State and Federal governments to assist with funding and a Trust would be established to oversee all aspects of the project and monitor and add to the monument as required.


    National Monument to honour fallen lifesavers

    Randwick City Council will consider a proposal to establish a national monument at Coogee Beach honouring the sacrifices of Australian lifesavers in war.

    Randwick Mayor Councillor Scott Nash will table a Mayoral Minute at the Council meeting tomorrow night outlining the proposal.

    If the proposal is adopted, Council will call upon the State and Federal governments to assist with funding and a Trust would be established to oversee all aspects of the project and monitor and add to the monument as required.

    The memorial would consist of an appropriate monument or sculpture, a wall of remembrance listing names of all the fallen lifesavers, and terrace seating.

    Mayor Scott Nash paid tribute to the many Australian lifesavers who have given their lives in conflicts since World War I.

    “There were more than twenty Surf Life Saving Clubs in Australia at the outbreak of World War I, and when the call went out for volunteers, a significant number of these volunteer club members signed up to defend our great nation and the freedoms we enjoy today.

    “In addition to an appropriate national monument, I also propose an annual event a tCoogee Beach at the beginning of each surf life saving season would be a fitting and dignified manner in which to honour our fallen lifesavers.”

    Randwick City Council will consider the Mayoral Minute at the Council Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday 26 June.