Memorials, Plaques and Interpretive Signs Policy

In 2016, Council sought feedback from the community regarding the Memorials, Plaques and Interpretive Signs Policy.

The draft policy was advertised for community comment throughout September 2016, with no comments received. This was achieved by:

  • writing directly to each historical societies in Kingston inviting their direct input into the draft policy and procedures
  • promotion on social media
  • seeking feedback via Have Your Say.

The draft policy was discussed at a meeting of the Historical Societies Network on 10 August 2016. A number of points were raised at the meeting, however no further written submission was received.

Next steps

A report on the updated Memorials, Plaques and Interpretive Signs Policy will be prepared for Council in early 2017, incorporating all community feedback received.

Background

The purpose of this policy is to provide a consistent and transparent policy framework to deal sensitively with the placement, installation, construction, alteration, maintenance and removal of a range of memorials, plaques and interpretive signs that commemorate Kingston people, culture and history in the City of Kingston. This includes installations on or in buildings, on roadsides and events on municipal roads and other public land.

This policy applies to all plaques, memorials and interpretive signs installed in Kingston on public land and in some instances on private property. The policy does not cover public art.
In 2016, Council sought feedback from the community regarding the Memorials, Plaques and Interpretive Signs Policy.

The draft policy was advertised for community comment throughout September 2016, with no comments received. This was achieved by:

  • writing directly to each historical societies in Kingston inviting their direct input into the draft policy and procedures
  • promotion on social media
  • seeking feedback via Have Your Say.

The draft policy was discussed at a meeting of the Historical Societies Network on 10 August 2016. A number of points were raised at the meeting, however no further written submission was received.

Next steps

A report on the updated Memorials, Plaques and Interpretive Signs Policy will be prepared for Council in early 2017, incorporating all community feedback received.

Background

The purpose of this policy is to provide a consistent and transparent policy framework to deal sensitively with the placement, installation, construction, alteration, maintenance and removal of a range of memorials, plaques and interpretive signs that commemorate Kingston people, culture and history in the City of Kingston. This includes installations on or in buildings, on roadsides and events on municipal roads and other public land.

This policy applies to all plaques, memorials and interpretive signs installed in Kingston on public land and in some instances on private property. The policy does not cover public art.