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The City of Marion recognises that members of the community may wish to use public open space to commemorate a person or group with a memorial.

The City of Marion Memorial Procedure provides guidance for the Council and community as to how this can work.

The procedure has been developed acknowledging that, whilst memorials can enrich public spaces and are important for particular individuals and groups of people, they also need to be carefully considered to ensure they do not negatively impact on these spaces.

How to establish a memorial

The procedure document must be considered by applicants prior to assessment, approval and establishment of a memorial on Council land.

The Memorial Procedure provides guidelines in how to make an application and describes the decision making process.

  • Please contact Open Space Operations via phone or email for more information or assistance.

Application and Costs

Please fill in the application form and submit to the City of Marion. Applications must be completed and approvals granted prior to the installation of a memorial.

Please submit your application to:

City of Marion
Open Space Operations
PO Box 21,
Oaklands Park SA 5046

All costs of supply and installation of the memorial items, including the plaque, will be borne by the applicant. The applicant must make full payment upon approval.

Memorials and plaques

The City of Marion will order, supply and install the memorial.

A memorial item of park furniture, paver or tree must comply with the existing or proposed design or planting requirements of the reserve where it is to be located.

Text for plaques must be approved by the City of Marion. Plaques will not accompany trees.

The City of Marion cannot guarantee that a memorial will be preserved or remain at the site indefinitely.

Maintenance service levels for memorials will be the same as the other assets of a similar nature across the City of Marion.

Types of memorials:

  • Recycled plastic seat and small plaque
  • Recycled plastic picnic setting and small plaque
  • Timber seat and small plaque
  • Timber picnic setting and small plaque
  • Shelter and large plaque
  • Large boulder/rock
  • Tree
  • Etched paver/commemorative space option