Amendment Memorials in Public places and Reserves

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Amendment to Policy 2.1.5 Memorials in Public places and Reserves

Feedback is invited on a proposed amendment to the City's Memorials in Public Places and Reserves.

The City receives several enquiries and requests for the placement of plaques and memorials on City owned or maintained land each year. In order for the City to maintain local amenity, ensure the safety of the community and minimise maintenance requirements, this policy consists of guidelines and criteria to assist in regulating the volume of memorial structures placed within the City’s Parks and Reserves.

The amendment proposes some changes to guidelines pertaining to commemorative trees or park furniture, roadside memorials and memorial removal, as below:

  • Memorial requests no longer require a report to Council, except where there is a disagreement on the City’s response. In these instances Council will have final approval.
  • Memorial trees to no longer be identified by a plaque or other identification.
  • Not permitting plaques where there is a religious or political affiliation.
  • Not permitting plaques if in the opinion of the City the plaque is offensive or has the potential to offend.
  • Include confirmation that costs associated with replacement of lost or vandalised plaques would remain the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Distinguishing between City owned roads and roads under the control of Main Roads, and advising that an application must be made to Main Roads should a person wish to erect a memorial on a Main Roads controlled road.
  • Removal of clause 4 – Memorial Removal
  • Removal of outside organisation details

You can read the proposed changes to policy in the documents on the right.

Share your Thoughts

Enquiries and feedback can be directed to Andrea Freeman, Parks Technical Officer via the details on this page, or by the details below, by Friday 7 January 2022.

  • Email us at mail@vincent.wa.gov.au
  • Call us on 9273 6000
  • Visit our customer service team at the City of Vincent Library, 99 Loftus Street (during opening hours)



Amendment to Policy 2.1.5 Memorials in Public places and Reserves

Feedback is invited on a proposed amendment to the City's Memorials in Public Places and Reserves.

The City receives several enquiries and requests for the placement of plaques and memorials on City owned or maintained land each year. In order for the City to maintain local amenity, ensure the safety of the community and minimise maintenance requirements, this policy consists of guidelines and criteria to assist in regulating the volume of memorial structures placed within the City’s Parks and Reserves.

The amendment proposes some changes to guidelines pertaining to commemorative trees or park furniture, roadside memorials and memorial removal, as below:

  • Memorial requests no longer require a report to Council, except where there is a disagreement on the City’s response. In these instances Council will have final approval.
  • Memorial trees to no longer be identified by a plaque or other identification.
  • Not permitting plaques where there is a religious or political affiliation.
  • Not permitting plaques if in the opinion of the City the plaque is offensive or has the potential to offend.
  • Include confirmation that costs associated with replacement of lost or vandalised plaques would remain the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Distinguishing between City owned roads and roads under the control of Main Roads, and advising that an application must be made to Main Roads should a person wish to erect a memorial on a Main Roads controlled road.
  • Removal of clause 4 – Memorial Removal
  • Removal of outside organisation details

You can read the proposed changes to policy in the documents on the right.

Share your Thoughts

Enquiries and feedback can be directed to Andrea Freeman, Parks Technical Officer via the details on this page, or by the details below, by Friday 7 January 2022.

  • Email us at mail@vincent.wa.gov.au
  • Call us on 9273 6000
  • Visit our customer service team at the City of Vincent Library, 99 Loftus Street (during opening hours)



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