Have your say on our draft public art and memorials policies

Have your say on our draft public art and memorials policies

Released: 12 June 2017

Council is seeking feedback on two draft policies about public art and memorials in the Macedon Ranges Shire.

The draft Public Art Policy is a new policy that provides a framework for people seeking approval for public art projects in the shire. The revised draft Memorials Policy outlines the process for seeking approval to establish a memorial.

Council’s Director Community Wellbeing, Karen Stevens encourages residents to read through the draft policies and share their ideas via two short online surveys.

“Public art and memorials can become treasured community assets and have an enormous capacity to enhance our sense of place, natural environment and create vibrant streetscapes.

“These draft policies outline the processes and key principles around how, when and where public art pieces and memorials are chosen.

“It’s important that we find the right balance between enhancing and protecting our unique streetscapes and townships, and we are seeking your feedback to ensure that both of these drafts outline a fair and thoughtful process to guide future projects,” Ms Stevens said.

Mayor, Cr Jennifer Anderson said, “Public art and memorials provide an avenue for permanent reflection in our community so we need to be sure they are long lasting, safe, easy to maintain and have broad community acceptance.

“Community input into these draft policies is so important. Council places high significance on all infrastructure that’s in public places and acknowledges the value to the community to have appropriate locations to both enjoy art works and remember important events, places and people,” Cr Anderson said.

Have your say

To have your say, download the policies:

and complete one or both of our surveys:

Written submissions are also welcomed and can be sent to PO Box 151, Kyneton VIC 3444 or emailed to mrsc@mrsc.vic.gov.au

The surveys will remain open until Friday 21 July. 

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