Commemorative Policy

This policy aims to enable the Council to manage commemorative requests in public places in a consistent and effective manner.

People engage in commemorative activities to memorialise or celebrate significant events, such as birth, death, war and others. Commemorative activities can take place in different places in a range of forms.

Under this policy, commemorative includes commemorative planting, furniture and plaques, memorials and monuments. But it does not include ash scattering, and interment of ash and other human remains.

Commemorative activities taking place in public places (owned by or under the control of the Council) need to be appropriately managed to ensure public interests are protected.

Commemorative Policy (403KB PDF)

The Commemorative Policy 2024 replaces the Commemorative Policy 2006 after a policy review.

Sculptures and other artwork will be managed under the Public Art Policy.