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Memorials, including plaques and monuments, can benefit our community in many ways. They can teach us about our history and those who shaped our city. They help us to remember the ones we have lost and connect the present to the past.
Memorials in public spaces should connect with as many people as possible and keep our spaces open. They should withstand the test of time, in both form and message.
Because of the increasing number of applications for memorials that the City of Greater Bendigo is receiving, we have created a set of guidelines for all new memorials. If you would like to submit an application for a new memorial, it must meet the requirements below.
Memorials must be at least one of the following:
Proposed memorials, plaques, and monuments must meet the following guidelines before submitting an application:
Memorial must not:
The City of Greater Bendigo would encourage the restoration of an existing memorial or the creation or enhancement of an existing landscape or urban design setting instead of commissioning a new construction. Examples of enhancements include a tree / garden bed planting, paving, or seating.
If you have questions regarding a proposed memorial, you are highly encouraged to contact us before extensively designing your memorial or deciding on its location, as further guidelines and policies will be involved in the decision making process.
Please note that these guidelines also do not pertain to private property, which is subject to the planning scheme and building regulations.
If you would like to submit an application for a memorial, please download the application form and submit it to
Coordinator, Landscape and Open Space Planning
City of Greater Bendigo
PO Box 733
Bendigo VIC 3552
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Updated: 3:55 PM, 7 August 2012
195-229 Lyttleton Terrace
Bendigo Victoria 3550
PO Box 733
Bendigo Victoria 3552
Telephone: (+61 3) 5434 6000
Fax: (+61 3) 5434 6200
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