Commemorative recognition

Overview

Council is committed to honouring individuals, organisations or events that have made a significant contribution to the Town of Victoria Park or the development of Western Australia.

Council does this through its Policy 111 Commemorative Recognition.

If you have been looking for a way to honour the outstanding contribution of someone you know, to record it forever in the annals of Victoria Park history, then commemorative recognition might be the avenue you have been looking for.

Members of the public can choose to nominate a person, organisation or event to be memorialised.

Types of memorials

Commemorative Recognition appears around the Town in various forms of memorials that are grouped into two categories.

Small memorials
     i. plaques on park/street furniture,
     ii. 
planting of trees with plaque,
     iii. 
entry into the Victoria Park Dictionary of Biography

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(Example of the type of bench used in Town of Victoria Park’s recreational spaces)

Large memorials
     i. 
monuments, such as fountains, trees, statues or public art works (of a commemorative nature), etc.,
     ii. 
naming of Town facilities and/or buildings,
     iii. 
naming of parks and/or reserves; and
     iv. 
naming of roads, lanes and rights-of-way.

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(Example of street sign in place for rights-of-way once they are named)

Submit an application

Please read through the selection criteria for the type of recognition you wish to apply for in the policy before you submit an application form.

Commemorative recognition application forms:

Small memorial

 

 

Large memorial

 

 

Applicant’s check list:

  1. Please attach a letter of permission from the next of kin where necessary.
  2. Ensure you have entered all details correctly and provided as much information as you can to support your application.
  3. Attach a photograph of the person being nominated.
  4. Ensure that you have obtained one written reference in support of your application for a small memorial. Or four written references in support of your application for a large memorial. These references cannot be related to the nominee either by blood or marriage.

 

What happens next?

Small memorial applications

You will be contacted within 30 business days from the Town’s receipt of your application regarding a decision.

You may also be contacted before the expiry of 30 business days by Town staff to provide further information on or clarification of your application.

Large memorial applications

Applications for large memorials will require staff to submit a report to Council making recommendations and seeking a decision.

Applications for large memorials, i.e. the naming of Town buildings/facilities, naming of parks and/or reserves and the naming of roads, lanes and rights-of-way will undergo the process already mentioned but may also require community consultation.

The assessment of applications for large memorials will also conform to the Policy and Standards for Geographic Naming in Western Australia, published and maintained by Landgate.

Applicants will receive a response regarding their application for a large memorial 30 business days from the receipt of the application by the Town. A decision from Council may still be pending after this time and is not included in the 30 business day period stated.

You may also be contacted before the expiry of 30 business days by Town staff to provide further information on or clarification of your application.