Kingborough Council is seeking feedback from the Kingborough community about installing memorials within public spaces.
“We regularly receive requests from members in the community about installing a memorial for someone within a public space,” said the Mayor of Kingborough, Cr Dean Winter.
“These are often requests to donate items such as park benches, with a memorial plaque attached to honour a loved one who has died.
“Requests are also made to install memorial plaques to existing park furniture.
“The responses to the survey will tell us if the community supports individual memorials in public spaces and reserves. They will also help us develop a policy to guide the assessment of future applications for memorials.
“It is important to note that this is for memorials for individuals only and does not apply to the installation of war service memorials, or memorials of historic significance or recognised heritage value.
“Obviously this is an emotional subject and will bring up memories for those who may have had memorials installed to remember a loved one. We encourage everyone to join the conversation and let us know how you feel.”
The survey is available on Council’s Our Say page at https://oursay.org/kingborough-council. You can also pick up a hardcopy survey at the Civic Centre in Kingston or contact us on 6211 8200 to request one.
If you, or anyone you know is struggling with death, dying and bereavement, support is available. Visit the Mental Health Council of Tasmania for a list of services and contacts at www.mhct.org.