We occasionally receive requests from the community for an individual or community event to be recognised in the form of a memorial on council owned land. These memorials most frequently take the form of either a plaque to be placed on existing park furniture or new park furniture to be privately funded and donated with a fixed plaque. The furniture item is most commonly a park seat or bench located in public open space such as parks, bushland and foreshore areas.
Requests for new memorials
We will only consider new memorials on council owned land whereby the memorial commemorates:
- An individual or group that has significantly contributed to the cultural, social, environmental or political aspects of the Clarence community; or
- Important national or state events, historical events or anniversaries that resonate with the Clarence community; or
- Recognition of significant contributions for open space infrastructure such as via funding agreements with government agencies or community groups. This type of recognition is usually a small plaque mounted to the relevant infrastructure. Generally, the form and content of this type of memorial will be detailed in the funding agreement.
Application and Assessment Process
Any application for a new memorial must be submitted to Council for review and approval. Each application will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Any existing memorial should not be regarded as a precedent for future approvals.
Applications must outline the person, group or event to be commemorated. Every application for a memorial must be supported in writing by a minimum of three third parties, one of which must be a community group with relevance in the City of Clarence. The application should outline the type of memorial, the preferred location, proposed text and/or images and any other relevant information.
Applications must demonstrate compliance to and an understanding of the ‘General Conditions’ for the installation and maintenance of new memorials.
Any application for a new memorial will be assessed by Council officers in the open space department and will be subject to final approval by the Group Manager of Engineering Services.
To apply for a memorial to be placed on Council land, complete the form below.