Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking feedback from residents on its Draft Public Memorials Policy and Draft Public Memorials Guidelines which went on public exhibition as of Wednesday 24 June 2020.
The draft documents have been produced to provide a clear framework for the consideration and approval of public memorials and the naming of public spaces in memory of a significant person within the local community.
Council’s Asset Coordinator Parks and Buildings, Rachel Forte, said Council currently deals with requests on a case-by-case basis.
“Council recognises that members of the community may wish to use a park or reserve to commemorate a loved one,” she said. “However, Council’s public open space areas are primarily reserved and maintained for recreation or environmental protection.”
“These documents provide guidelines on the planting of memorial trees, the erection of monuments, statues and plaques, and the naming of public spaces.”
The draft policy and guidelines can be viewed online at www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/memorials-policy-exhibition.
Feedback can be made online or in writing addressed to Wingecarribee Shire Council, PO Box 141 Moss Vale 2577 or alternatively by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The draft policy and guidelines will be on exhibition for a period of 28 days with submissions and feedback to close at 9 am on Monday 27 July 2020.
Following the close of the exhibition period, a final report considering feedback will be presented to Council.
For further information contact Council’s Senior Assets Officer on phone 4868 0888.