Volunteers and community members have made extraordinary contributions that are impactful and long-lasting in our community. Their achievements are wide-ranging, and include cultural, social and environmental initiatives.

We are approached from time to time, to help remember the work of these inspiring people by creating a memorial in a Council reserve, or installing a commemorative plaque or artwork on a Council owned building.

We have developed a draft Policy, to help ensure we are fair and consistent when evaluating the memorial requests we receive.

Your feedback is invited on the draft Policy to help shape our framework for remembering outstanding locals.

Feedback closes on 19 June 2023.

About the draft Commemorative plaques and Memorials Policy

The draft Policy covers the criteria for nominations, type of memorials, duration memorials are displayed, and assessment framework.

When assessing a nomination for an individual, the draft Policy proposes to consider the following:

  • their long-term contribution made to the Knox community
  • level of community support for the memorial
  • their character and standing in the community
  • connection between the nominee and location

In addition to nominating individuals, community members can also nominate significant historical or cultural events in Knox for commemoration.

For all memorial nominations, Council will consider the number of existing memorials, public artwork, and other objects in the requested location when assessing requests.

To share your feedback, you can either:

  • Complete the online survey
  • Post your feedback to: Governance department, Community awards program review, Knox City Council, Reply Paid 70243, WANTIRNA SOUTH VIC 3152
  • Email your feedback to: governance@knox.vic.gov.au


  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Community engagement period

    25 May to 19 June 2023

  • Timeline item 2 - active

    Community feedback reviewed

    June to July 2023

  • Timeline item 3 - active

    Report going to Council meeting for consideration

    24 July 2023

  • Timeline item 4 - active

    Report Council's decision to community

    July 2023

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Name Joyleen Mathias
Phone 9298 8271
Email governance@knox.vic.gov.au