We’re updating laws that relate to national memorials and naming conventions relating to public places and divisions on national land in the Australian Capital Territory.
Why we want your inputCanberra is our nation's capital. This is an opportunity for all Australians to provide their views on the processes for approving the character of national memorials and naming public places and divisions on national land in the Australian Capital Territory.
How you can voice your opinionRead the exposure draft of Australian Capital Territory (National Memorials, Public Places and Territory Divisions) Ordinance 2022 and provide a submission by submitting your response below or by email
What will be the outcome of this consultation?Your submission will support development of the Australian Capital Territory (National Memorials, Public Places and Territory Divisions) Ordinance 2022.
Since Canberra was first established as the National Capital, the National Memorials Ordinance 1928 has been used to as the basis for decisions about memorials and naming public places and divisions on national land in the ACT.
The Australian Government has drafted a new ordinance and is calling for public comment on the Australian Capital Territory (National Memorials, Public Places and Territory Divisions) Ordinance 2022.
Further information about National Memorials is available on the National Capital Authority website.
This Ordinance will modernise the laws for approving the character of national memorials and naming public places and divisions on national land in the ACT. The ordinance retains the role of the National Memorials Committee and updates the naming criteria for place names.
All comments received will be published on the department's website, unless they are provided expressly in confidence or they contain information that is not suitable for publication.
For further information or for any enquiries, please contact SunsettingACT@infrastructure.gov.au
We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.
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If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.
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The department is collecting personal information for the purposes of receiving public comments on the Australian Capital Territory (National Memorials, Public Places and Territory Divisions) Ordinance 2022, in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.
The department will only use your personal information to contact you regarding your submission and your information will be stored securely. The department will not disclose any personal information gathered or make available to a third party without your permission. Submission responses will be shared publicly, in the form provided, unless you opt out.
Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.
Alternatively please email your submission to sunsettingACT@infrastructure.gov.au.
Consultation image notes: The Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, Anzac Parade, Campbell, Image courtesy of the National Capital Authority. Photographed by Martin Ollman, 2018.