National memorials is an important way to mark the contribution and sacrifice made by extraordinary Australians to their country and to their fellow citizens.
The character of nationally significant areas within the National Capital is the responsibility of the National Capital Authority and it is required to undertake projects for the enhancement and maintenance of the public places in these areas. Public commemorative sites and objects include sculptures, memorials, parks, gardens, tree plantings, fountains, paths, car parks, jetties, signage and lighting.
Specifically, the Authority’s responsibilities in relation to commemorative works are to:
Decisions of the Committee are made after consideration of proposals put forward by members of the community. In considering the proposals for memorials, the CNMC relies on a range of professional, administrative and stakeholder advice.