22 Apr, 2015

ANZAC Day In The City

Lord Mayor Martin Haese invites everyone to head into the city on Saturday 25 April to commemorate ANZAC Day and the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing to pay respect to those who have fallen and those still serving.

By Friday afternoon Elder Park will be a sea of poppies thanks to a project by the Advertiser in partnership with Council and the RSL (SA) where around 100 volunteers will plant 8,141 poppies representing the lives lost at Gallipoli 100 years ago.

Youth Groups from across South Australia will participate in a night-time vigil at the War Memorial commencing on Friday evening and running until the commencement of Saturday’s dawn service.

The annual Dawn Service held at the South Australian National War Memorial will start around 6am followed by ANZAC March at 9:30am.

The March, led by veterans, serving personnel and decedents of veterans begins at the War Memorial and culminates in a service at the Cross of Sacrifice in Pennington Gardens.

Council has recently planted six of the rose beds around the Cross of Sacrifice in Pennington Gardens with RSL Roses in preparation for the 100th anniversary which are in bloom ready for Saturday.

After the March people can participate in games of Two Up and other ANZAC Day traditions in the Drill Hall at the Torrens Parade Ground.

The Union Hotel on Waymouth Street is keeping up its tradition with the annual ANZAC Street Party starting at 10am, with music and entertainment throughout the day from the FiveAA Allstars, the Bay Big Band, SA Pipes & Drums and Mount Barker Pipes & Drums.

Food stalls and boutique beer and wine will provide refreshments and the annual Legacy Foundation fundraising BBQ will be on site to raise funds to help support the important works of Legacy.

Adelaide Oval will host to its first ever ANZAC Day AFL blockbuster game between Port Adelaide and Hawthorn and the SA Defence and Emergency Services will compete in the curtain raiser match at 4:45pm before the main game kicks off at 7.30pm.

Rundle Mall will be open from 12 noon until 5pm so people can enjoy brunch at one of the restaurants and cafes open in the city before shopping in the Mall.

UPark on Rundle Street and Pulteney Street is providing FREE parking for people wearing service medals, RSL/ESO badge or a band uniform and Rundle Mall has asked surrounding car parks to donate 50 cents per car to the RSL from 12pm to 5pm.

Weekend parking will be available at UParks on Topham and Light Square for $7 flat rate.

To find out more about parking visit upark.com.au

There will be road closures throughout the city to facilitate the ANZAC day assembly and March.

The following road closures will be in place on the day:
North Terrace between Pulteney Street and King William Road – 5am to 7:30am
Kintore Avenue between North Terrace and Morgan Thomas Lane – 5am to 7:30am
Victoria Drive between Kintore Avenue and King William Road – 4am to 4pm
North Terrace between Frome Road and Station Road – 8am to 12pm
Kintore Avenue between North Terrace and Victoria Drive – 8am to 12pm
King William Street between North Terrace and Hindley Street – 8am to 12pm
King William Road between North Terrace and Kermode Street – 8am to 12pm
Pulteney Street between North Terrace and Grenfell Street – 8am to 12pm
Hindmarsh Square/Mogata between Grenfell Street and Pirie Street – 8am to 12pm
Rundle Street between Pulteney Street and Frome Street – 8am to 12pm
Grenfell Street between Gawler Place and Frome Street – 8am to 12pm
Sir Edwin Smith Avenue between King William Road and Kermode Street – 8am to 12pm
Pennington Terrace between King William Road and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue – 8am to 12pm
Waymouth Street between Bentham Street and Young Street – 6am to Midnight

Parking will be restricted along these routes however no parking signs will be in place. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and use an alternative route.

To find out more about the march go to the RSLSA website.