Bushfire memorials will provide an opportunity to pay tribute to loved ones lost in the 2009 bushfires, as well as those who lost homes and property, and those who were affected in other ways by the events that forever changed our lives. The development of the memorials is a community effort and a collaboration between all community members, including those who were fire affected and those who were not.
Council has appointed the building contractor Fineblade Pty Ltd to undertake this important work. Some memorials will also include contributions from local artists and crafts people and Men's Sheds as outlined in the final designs.
Work is expected to commence in coming weeks and should be completed around the middle of the year. Council will provide updates closer to the time in relation to each site.
The final designs have been confirmed and can be viewed in the list below. Some minor changes in the position of the memorial structures on the nominated sites have been made as part of the detailed design phase, reflecting site conditions.
Click here(PDF, 5MB) to view Flowerdale design
Click here(PDF, 6MB) to view Kinglake design
Click here(PDF, 3MB) to view Kinglake West design
Click here(PDF, 3MB) to view Narbethong design
Click here(PDF, 4MB) to view Marysville design
Click here(PDF, 3MB) to view Toolangi/Castella design
More information on the Bushfire Memorial Project can be found here or by contacting Council's Manager Infrastructure Assets, John Canny on (03) 5772 0333.