Construction Updates

Progress Overview

Construction is progressing across the site and we remain on-track for completion by 30 June 2028.

construction progress from Feb 2022
Construction progress February 2022
construction progress Apr 2024
Construction progress April 2024

The image below, of the site in November 2023, highlights progress in key areas including:

  • Electrical sub-station – this structure will house transformers and other electrical equipment to supplement power to the three new buildings delivered by the Project;
  • Cooling towers – connected to the GHX system they help to provide low cost and environmentally sustainable cooling and heating for the Project;
  • Water storage tanks and other fire services equipment to provide protection to the Bean Building extension and National Collection items it contains; and
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) plant awaiting installation in the CEP.

MWP2 site November 2023

The image below, of the site in November 2023, highlights progress in key areas including:

  • The lifting pit seen here allows the installation and changeover of major exhibition objects and infrastructure to ensure displays can be updated and refreshed over the 100 year lifespan of the building.
  • A major architectural feature of the New Anzac Hall is the ‘aperture’ which will allow visitors entering on the upper floor to see down into the lower floor increasing visitor traffic to these displays.
  • The blue formwork here is ready for the final concrete pour over the Super T Beams that followed and will create the upper gallery floor for New Anzac Hall.
  • This area contains the Glazed Link Café and events kitchen and services area which will support both visitors taking a break between the Main Building and New Anzac Hall galleries as well as major events.

MWP3 site November 2023

Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

The Australian War Memorial acknowledges the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia. We recognise their continuing connection to land, sea and waters. We pay our respects to elders past and present.