Memorials and Plaques

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Council recognises that members of the community may wish to publically commemorate the life of a deceased person, a group of people, association or event through the provision of a memorial or plaque.

As a general principle, memorial gardens, cemeteries and private properties are considered the most appropriate places for the erection of memorials. However, it is recognised that in some circumstances, events or people of outstanding significance may be appropriately commemorated by a public plaque or memorial.

Council is committed to minimising the risks and environmental impact of memorials and plaques and ensure that public open spaces serve their intended purpose and do not become dominated by memorials.

Council's Memorials and Plaques Policy provides a framework for the approval, installation and management of community requests for memorials and plaques that publically commemorate the life of a deceased person, a group of people, association or event on land owned and managed by Moira Shire Council.

Read the Memorials and Plaques Policy

Apply for a new Memorial or Plaque

Contact Details
Your details are required so that we can contact you about your proposal.
Which criteria does this proposal meet? * (required)

What is the type of memorial/plaque you are requesting? * (required)

Final wording for the memorial/plaque will be subject to Council approval.
Consultation and Consent
Do you have any evidence of community support for the proposed memorial/plaque? * (required)

If the proposed name is to commemorate an individual, do you have consent from any family member/s? * (required)

If this application related to a war memorial, have Ex-Services Organisations such as RSL/SSA been consulted?

Acknowledgement and Declaration
I have read Council's Memorials and Plaques Policy and I understand that I will be responsible for all expenses including the design, permit fees and installation if my application is successful. * (required)
I declare that the information I have provided is true and correct and that I am familiar with the information relevant to my application. * (required)
I acknowledge that I have read and understand the Collection Statement below. * (required)

Collection Notice

Council is collecting the personal information contained in this form for the Memorial / Plaque Application process. The information collected will be used to consider your application and to contact you if required for further information or to finalise your request. The information contained in your application will be assessed by a panel of Council's officers and may also be provided to authorities if required or authorised to do so by legislation. If you do not provide the information required, we may not be able to process your application.

Requests for access and/or correction to your personal information should be made to Council’s Privacy Officer. 

You can find out more about how we use and protect your information by viewing our Privacy Statement.