Immigration Place Australia (IPA), proponent of the monument, is asking the community to help identify important issues to be considered and addressed in the design brief. It is anticipated a national design competition for the monument will begin in the coming months.
IPA hope that Immigration Place will become a place for all Australians to meet and reflect on our immigrant past and the contribution migrants have made to the diversity, significance, culture and changing values of Australia.
The NCA is undertaking the consultation and assessment processes as an adviser to the Canberra National Memorials Committee (CNMC).
“IPA is required to obtain CNMC approval of their design brief before conducting a design competition,” said Gary Rake, NCA Chief Executive.
“Public comments received during the consultation period will be considered in preparing the competition guidance materials.
“The NCA has advised IPA that the design must respect and complement the existing landscape, built environment and context of the area; and take careful account of all heritage values of the area,” he said.
The CNMC has approved a site adjacent to the National Archives of Australia in the Parliamentary Zone for the development of an immigration monument.
You can let them know what you think on the NCA’s consultation page.