A new plaza in Sydney’s central business district will be named after Queen Elizabeth II as part of a major commemorative move by the state.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced on Wednesday the “Queen Elizabeth II Place” will be built at Hyde Park Barracks on Macquarie St in honour of the late monarch.
Mr Albanese said the public space will was a “fitting tribute” regardless of where people stood on “other issues”.
“This is a great global city and we need to make the most of it. This plan will do that – but this is also a plan that will commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II,” he said.
“Regardless of where people stand on other issues Queen Elizabeth II is someone who’s admired, someone who’s respected for a life of service.”
Mr Perrottet said the plaza would ensure the monarch’s 70-year reign is commemorated for generations.
“By the naming of this place will ensure that generations to come that young Australians will always remember the dedication and the service that she carried out for the people of New South Wales,” he said.
The annexure of the Registrar-General’s building will be knocked down to make way for the new memorial.
“This great historical precinct we’ve worked to revitalise it … by knocking down this annexure … we will have this great plaza opened up for the people of New…