Consultation Closed - Draft Memorials Policy

  • Project typeCommunity Consultation
  • Project scheduleCommunity consultation closed 5pm Sunday 25 September 2022

Council is regularly contacted by community members seeking approval to install memorials such as seats, statues, and plaques in public open spaces. Through these requests Council has identified the need for a formal policy and position on commemorative memorials on Council land.

The draft policy has been developed to ensure that the organisation has a consistent approach when contacted by community members who are seeking to install a commemorative memorial and that Council's open spaces are maintained in a way that preserves their characteristics for the benefit of the broader community. 

Which spaces will the policy apply to?

The draft Memorials Policy is proposed to apply to Council owned public open spaces, including:

  • Parks and reserves
  • Roads
  • Roadsides and streetscapes
  • Recreational facilities under Baw Baw Shire ownership or management and accessible to the general public

Tell us your feedback

To ensure the draft Memorials Policy meets the expectations of our community, Council invited feedback on the draft document before it is presented to Council for consideration. 

This community consultation opportunity closed at 5pm Sunday 25 September. 
Click here to download the draft Memorials Policy(PDF, 2MB)

What's involved in the consultation process?

Phase 1 – Initial consultation (closed Sunday 25 September)

Between 25 August and 25 September 2022, community members were invited to have their say on Council’s draft Memorials Policy.

Phase 2 – Consultation feedback presentation to Council (Late 2022)

Following Phase 1 consultation the feedback collated from the community will be presented to Council for further deliberation.

What happens next?

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Your thoughts and ideas are highly valued and will ultimately form part of Council’s decision making.

Council Officers will consolidate comments and feedback and consider all submissions to assist in making further recommendations to Council. 

Contact us

We’re here to help! For more information about this policy, please contact Council’s Governance Team on 5624 2411 or by email at