New route for Thuringowa ANZAC march

Date published: 13 April 2018

This year’s ANZAC Day parade in Thuringowa will follow a new route after the cenotaph was relocated to Riverway last year.

The march will now begin at the Weir State School carpark and move along Ross River Road, before turning into Riverway for the official service at the Village Green in the Riverway Parklands.

Community and Cultural Development Committee Chair Councillor Colleen Doyle said this would be the first ANZAC commemoration at the new location between Tony Ireland Stadium and the Riverway Arts Centre.

“The new location offers a lot more room and better access for ANZAC services and marches than the previous one at the old Thuringowa council site,” Cr Doyle said.

“Riverway’s beautiful parklands will be the perfect setting for commemorating such a special day for the community.”

ANZAC Day Commemorations in Townsville And Thuringowa

Townsville City

A dawn service will be held at the ANZAC Park Cenotaph, followed by the Anzac Day parade. There is no longer a formal ANZAC Day mid-morning service after the Townsville City parade.

5.30AM - Townsville City Dawn Service (form up 5.20am), ANZAC Park, The Strand.

6.20AM - Gun Fire Breakfast Townsville RSL

7.30AM - Belgian Gardens War Cemetery (form up 7.20am)

8.15AM - Townsville City Parade form up, Strand Park, The Strand

9.00AM - Townsville City Parade from Strand Park to ANZAC Park along The Strand

Thuringowa

5.40AM - Thuringowa Dawn Service, Thuringowa Cenotaph, Village Green, Riverway Parklands

8.30AM - Thuringowa Parade form up, Weir State School car park

9.00AM - Thuringowa Parade steps off from the Weir State School

9.25AM - Thuringowa Morning Service, Thuringowa Cenotaph, Village Green, Riverway Parklands.

For more information about local ANZAC commemorations visit www.whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au