AN overwhelming sea of flowers that has blanketed Martin Place in the aftermath of the deadly Sydney siege will not be lost.
New South Wales Premier Mike Baird today released a statement assuring the public that, in time, an appropriate, permanent memorial site would be erected.
“People should feel free to keep laying their flower tributes to Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson in Martin Place over the weekend,” Mr Baird said.
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“All flowers that have been laid in Martin Place will eventually be collected by the Red Cross and put into clean compost and laid at an appropriate memorial site, to be determined in consultation with the victims’ families.”
Mr Baird also confirmed that all cards and notes would be “collected and preserved”.
Due to the sheer size of the makeshift memorial, a second site has been established in front of the Lindt Cafe.