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Programme 3.2: Gallipoli-related Activities

Objective

Programme 3.2 coordinates and manages the delivery of annual commemorative and related activities at Gallipoli.

Overview

The Department has direct responsibility for the planning and conduct of the Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli, working cooperatively with other Australian Government agencies, New Zealand agencies and Turkish authorities, both directly and through its contracted service provider.

Expenses

The Department is the lead government agency responsible for the planning and conduct of annual Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli.

Administered and Departmental expenses – Programme outcomes against Budget
  2013–14 PBS ($m) Estimated actual 2013–14 ($m) Outcome 2013–14 ($m)
Administered 3.4 3.4 5.2
Departmental 1.4 1.4 1.8
Total resources 4.8 4.8 7.0

PBS = Portfolio Budget Statements

Deliverables

The Department will plan for and conduct annual Anzac Day services and manage related reviews and research.

Deliverables – Programme outcomes against Budget projections
  2013–14 PBS ($m) Estimated actual 2013–14 ($m) Outcome 2013–14 ($m)
Conduct annual Anzac Day services at Anzac Cove and Lone Pine, Gallipoli 3.1 3.1 4.9
Manage Gallipoli related works 0.3 0.3 0.3

PBS = Portfolio Budget Statements

Key performance indicators

Key Performance Indicators – Programme outcomes against Budget target
  2013–14 PBS Estimated actual 2013–14 Outcome 2013–14
Quality: Level of community engagement and satisfaction High High High
Quality: Media interest Positive Positive Positive

PBS = Portfolio Budget Statements

Report on performance

The Gallipoli commemorations attracted 4,400 visitors to the Dawn Service in 2014, with most visitors then also making the trek up Artillery Road to the Australian Memorial Service at Lone Pine and New Zealand Memorial Service at Chunuk Bair.

The Dawn Service commemorated the 99th anniversary of the landing of Anzac forces, and was also a rehearsal for the Centenary services to be held at Gallipoli in 2015. Visitor survey results indicated a high level of satisfaction with the quality and content of the services, including elements of the overnight Reflective Program.

The services at the Anzac Commemorative Site, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair were attended by Senator the Hon.Michael Ronaldson and the Governor-General of New Zealand, His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM QSO.

The Dawn Service and the Australian Memorial Service at Lone Pine were televised by the ABC and other networks to viewers in Australia and other countries.

Close engagement with Australian and New Zealand agencies and Turkish authorities ensured that a safe and secure environment was provided for attendees. An improved process for the transitioning of visitors into the Anzac Commemorative Site was introduced in 2014 and received positive feedback.

Local Turkish authorities continue to provide significant logistics, security, medical and first-aid facilities for visitors at the site. The Australian Government remains grateful for the assistance of our generous Turkish hosts.

Definitive Events, which is contracted to 2016, once again provided a high degree of infrastructure support.

The focus of the Anzac Centenary in 2015 will be the 100th anniversary commemorative services on Anzac Day at Gallipoli in Turkey, at which it is expected that 10,500 people will attend. In addition, a further commemorative service to be held at Lone Pine on 6 August 2015 has been agreed to by the Turkish and Australian governments.

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