Dernancourt Memorial Proposal

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Council decision/outcomes

During the consultation period, a total of 14 responses were received. Of these responses, 12 were in support of the proposal and two people stated they were opposed.

At its meeting on Tuesday 14 September 2021, Council considered the feedback received from the community and made the decision to support the construction of a brick wall style memorial, requesting that Council seek grant funding for its installation. The amendment to the Dernancourt/Highbury (River Torrens Linear Park) Community Land Management Plan to include a future memorial structure was also endorsed by Council.

Read the community engagement outcomes report

Council report (notice, agenda and community engagement outcomes report) and minutes - see 14 September meeting links

Background

Council is seeking feedback from the community about a Dernancourt memorial to recognise the naming of the suburb of Dernancourt and its links to France and WWI, to be placed alongside the River Torrens Linear Park pathway.

Council is proposing to install a memorial within the suburb of Dernancourt to provide details on both the importance of ‘the battles of Dernancourt’ and how the naming of the suburb of Dernancourt came into being.

The memorial is proposed to be a small entry statement style recycled red brick ‘wall’, which is themed from the Dernancourt Communal Cemetery in France. The memorial would be approx. 1m high x 2m wide x 600mm deep and include:

  • A white concrete top
  • Etched metal interpretive plaques detailing the importance of the battle and the naming of the suburb, including a location map of Dernancourt, France
  • Etched stone on front and rear with the text “Their name liveth for evermore”

The project also includes a small access path (min. width 1.54m) to be constructed to the memorial from the main path to provide inclusive access.

River Torrens Linear Park is recognised under the Dernancourt/Highbury (River Torrens Linear Park) Community Land Management Plan (CLMP). Installation of the proposed memorial will require an amendment to this CLMP as memorials are not currently included in the Plan.

Note: Installation of our usual onsite signage was delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

To get involved and have your say:

  • Review the Information sheet which includes a map showing the proposed location for the memorial, additional information about the ‘the battles of Dernancourt’ and how the naming of the suburb of Dernancourt came into being
  • Register here (if you haven't already, otherwise you can sign in when prompted)
  • Provide feedback by completing the online feedback form
  • Have a question? Ask us here using the below Q&A form

Your feedback is appreciated by Tuesday, 17 August 2021.

All feedback received on this proposal will be presented to Council for its consideration before any further decisions are made regarding the Memorial. Those who provide feedback will be advised of the Council meeting date when the matter will be considered and following this, the Council’s decision.

If you need assistance to participate in this consultation, please call the Community Engagement Team on 8397 7444 or email community.engagement@cttg.sa.gov.au


Council decision/outcomes

During the consultation period, a total of 14 responses were received. Of these responses, 12 were in support of the proposal and two people stated they were opposed.

At its meeting on Tuesday 14 September 2021, Council considered the feedback received from the community and made the decision to support the construction of a brick wall style memorial, requesting that Council seek grant funding for its installation. The amendment to the Dernancourt/Highbury (River Torrens Linear Park) Community Land Management Plan to include a future memorial structure was also endorsed by Council.

Read the community engagement outcomes report

Council report (notice, agenda and community engagement outcomes report) and minutes - see 14 September meeting links

Background

Council is seeking feedback from the community about a Dernancourt memorial to recognise the naming of the suburb of Dernancourt and its links to France and WWI, to be placed alongside the River Torrens Linear Park pathway.

Council is proposing to install a memorial within the suburb of Dernancourt to provide details on both the importance of ‘the battles of Dernancourt’ and how the naming of the suburb of Dernancourt came into being.

The memorial is proposed to be a small entry statement style recycled red brick ‘wall’, which is themed from the Dernancourt Communal Cemetery in France. The memorial would be approx. 1m high x 2m wide x 600mm deep and include:

  • A white concrete top
  • Etched metal interpretive plaques detailing the importance of the battle and the naming of the suburb, including a location map of Dernancourt, France
  • Etched stone on front and rear with the text “Their name liveth for evermore”

The project also includes a small access path (min. width 1.54m) to be constructed to the memorial from the main path to provide inclusive access.

River Torrens Linear Park is recognised under the Dernancourt/Highbury (River Torrens Linear Park) Community Land Management Plan (CLMP). Installation of the proposed memorial will require an amendment to this CLMP as memorials are not currently included in the Plan.

Note: Installation of our usual onsite signage was delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

To get involved and have your say:

  • Review the Information sheet which includes a map showing the proposed location for the memorial, additional information about the ‘the battles of Dernancourt’ and how the naming of the suburb of Dernancourt came into being
  • Register here (if you haven't already, otherwise you can sign in when prompted)
  • Provide feedback by completing the online feedback form
  • Have a question? Ask us here using the below Q&A form

Your feedback is appreciated by Tuesday, 17 August 2021.

All feedback received on this proposal will be presented to Council for its consideration before any further decisions are made regarding the Memorial. Those who provide feedback will be advised of the Council meeting date when the matter will be considered and following this, the Council’s decision.

If you need assistance to participate in this consultation, please call the Community Engagement Team on 8397 7444 or email community.engagement@cttg.sa.gov.au


  • CLOSED: This consultation has concluded.

    As per the information provided, Council is seeking feedback from the community about a proposed Dernancourt memorial and amendment to the Dernancourt/Highbury (River Torrens Linear Park) Community Land Management Plan.

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