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Australian War Memorial expansion: Community fights to save memorial’s WWII-era trees | The Canberra Times



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A group of concerned citizens have joined forces to peacefully protest the planned removal of more than 100 trees on the Australian War Memorial grounds ahead of a controversial $500 million proposal to expand the national institution. The demonstrators gathered on Wednesday morning to tie red ribbons around trees earmarked for removal as part of a push by heritage interest group Heritage Guardians. The proposed redevelopment will see the award-winning Anzac Hall destroyed and 116 trees removed from the site in order to make way for a new exhibition hall, totalling an estimated cost of $498.7 million. It has received…

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