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Queen Elizabeth II Place was named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II who died in 2022. The square will also feature a monument of the Queen. 

Elizabeth II (21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022) was Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death in 2022. She was queen regnant of 32 sovereign states during her lifetime, and was head of state of 15 realms at the time of her death. Her reign of 70 years and 214 days was the longest of any British monarch and the longest verified reign of any female monarch in history.  

A new public square near Macquarie Street will be named after Queen Elizabeth II and feature a monument in her honour as the NSW government pushes ahead with plans to reinvent the precinct. The modern block adjoining the historic Registrar General’s Building in the centre of Sydney will be bulldozed later this year to make space for the outdoor plaza.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced the royal tribute on Wednesday, and said the commemorative square would be named Queen Elizabeth II Place.

Perrottet said the square and monument would “remember the service and dedication of Queen Elizabeth to the great people of NSW”. The outdoor plaza will connect The Domain’s sprawling park lands to the heritage-listed Macquarie Street east precinct, which the government intends to transform into an arts and cultural district.

Perrottet said the space would not just be a place for reflection, but a space for recreation. “It will be a plaza for our people, and it’ll be open space [with] cafés, and the like. This is a place to gather and also connect with each other, both through the urban side and the garden side,” Perrottet said. “The first thing is to feel the connection between the urban part of Sydney and the greenery of the Domain. And part of this Macquarie Street revitalisation ... was to really enhance the connection."  beside Hyde Park Barracks.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 September 2022.



Address:Macquarie Street, Adjacent Registrar General Buiding, Sydney, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.869711
Long: 151.212307
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:21-April-1926
Actual Event End Date:08-September- 2022


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2023
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au