Community guide to place interpretation and naming in our public spaces
There is a high demand on public spaces in Greater Bendigo for a variety of activities.
Place interpretation and naming therefore needs to be well considered, planned, designed, displayed and maintained to enhance public spaces for residents and visitors, enable access, inclusion and enjoyment for all, and interpret the many stories about Greater Bendigo places, events and people that are significant to the wider community.
The City of Greater Bendigo (City) has developed a Community guide to place interpretation to support the community, Council and officers with a balanced, transparent and consistent approach to place interpretation and naming requests by providing:
- Principles to guide assessment of requests
- Conditions for actioning requests
This guide works in conjunction with the City’s Place Interpretation and Naming Policy providing a process for the community when making a request to the City for place interpretation and naming requests.
Requests will be assessed against a set of principles in order to preserve and protect Greater Bendigo’s public spaces for the enjoyment of our community now and into the future.
Making a request
Important things you need to know before you start:
- Anyone can apply
- An application form must be completed for all requests
- Please read the Place Interpretation and Naming Policy before making a request
- It is important to have a full understanding of the policy and guidelines before you start completing the online application
- We strongly recommend that you discuss your request with a City officer