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Memorial Requests

The City of Charles Sturt recognises that members of the community may wish to use public open space to commemorate a person or groups of people through a memorial.

A Memorial Application form is required if you are wanting to install a memorial plaque, seat or bench in memory of a loved one.

What are the costs?

All costs of supply and installation of the memorial items including the plaque will be borne by the applicant/donor.

The applicant must make full payment upon approval of the memorial application.

Type of Memorial:

Standard Bronze plaque on existing bench/seat $770 incl GST
Standard Bronze plaque on new bench at Council approved location $4,400 incl GST
Standard Bronze plaque on new seat at Council approved location $5,500 incl GST
Standard Bronze plaque on existing picnic bench $770 incl GST
Standard Bronze plaque on new picnic bench $7,700 incl GST
Standard Bronze plaque for existing timber bollard or fencing $770 incl GST

What you need to know?

Memorial SeatsThe City of Charles Sturt will undertake the ordering, supply and installation of the memorial. A memorial item of park furniture must comply with the existing or proposed design or planting of that reserve. Plaques will not accompany trees.

Text for plaques must be approved by the City of Charles Sturt. When proposing text for a memorial plaque, please keep in mind the following information:

  • plaque text could include but is not limited to: the recipient/s name, significant dates, short message, applicants name/family
  • if you require the text in lower or uppercase (uppercase is recommended, as is easier to read over time)
  • a maximum of 46 characters per line

 

Type of Memorial

  • New Timber or Metal Picnic Bench (1)
  • New Timber or Metal Reserve bench (dependent on location) (2)
  • New Timber or Metal Reserve seat with back (dependent on location) (3)
  • New Coast Park Path – Seat (4)

Plaques
Bronzed Plaque – Standard size 220mm x 55mm (suitable for existing park bench or seat and existing timber bollard or fencing)

Styles of all furniture are subject to change at Council’s discretion.

How to apply?

  1. Fill out the Application form

What happens next?

An assessment of the area will be conducted by a Council Officer to determine the availability of the location and logistics. You will be contacted and your request discussed including locations, wording and cost.

Plaque production and installation times may vary depending upon the location request and seat/bench availability.

Who to call for help?

Open Space & Recreation
Phone: (08) 8408 1111
Email:  stripodi@charlessturt.sa.gov.au  

Other helpful information

Replacement and Maintenance

The City of Charles Sturt cannot guarantee that a memorial will be preserved or remain at the site indefinitely. Applicants may be given right of renewal at the end of the memorials life span, if it is damaged, or if the reserve is redeveloped, however the costs for the replacement of the memorial will be borne by the applicant.

Ordinary maintenance costs of memorials are at Councils expense however, no additional maintenance or care will be carried out on any memorial.  This also includes maintenance or upgrading to existing park benches, bollards or fencing that have memorial plaques placed on them. Any maintenance or upgrades will be conducted as per Council’s ongoing renewal works.

Please refer to the following for more information:

Memorials Policy

Fees and Charges Register

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