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The stone reflection space commemorates the lives lost and the impact of the Black Saturday bushfires in the area in 2009. The reflection space has a stone retaining wall, bench seat and plantings and plaque.

These bushfires were the most devastating in Australian history; 173 people tragically lost their lives, 414 were injured, more than a million wild and domesticated animals were lost and 450,000 hectares of land were burned.

In February 2009, the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments jointly established the $10 million Community Recovery Fund to assist in community development and recovery after the Victorian bushfires. Funding of $2.5 million was allocated for memorials and commemorative events and has supported the creation of 59 memorials across 18 councils through extensive consultation with those communities impacted by the fires. The memorials include walls, sculptures, places of reflection, storyboards, lookout towers, roadside stops, shelters, signage, murals, plaques and seating, commemorative gardens and rotundas. 

Location

Address:Princes Highway, Victory Park , Traralgon, 3844
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.195864
Long: 146.542757
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire
Actual Event STart Date:07-February-2009
Actual Event End Date:07-February-2009
Monument Designer:GHD (design)
Monument Manufacturer:Filmer Group (construction)
Link:http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 7th February, 2015
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Source: RDV
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