Memorial for road trauma victims

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Together with Transport Accident Commission (TAC), we are inviting artists to submit designs for a permanent memorial to remember people killed on Victoria’s roads.

Councillor Kylie Grzybek and Councillor Jim Mason joined TAC Engagement Senior Manager Megan Jacobs, TAC client Melinda Dine and representatives from Road Trauma Support Services Victoria (RTSSV) and Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, Uniting Church of Australia to launch the memorial project.

Expressions of interest are being sought from artists to create a public artwork that will have a permanent home near Limeburner’s Point in Geelong.

The project has a $100,000 budget and offers a unique opportunity for artists to create a public artwork that complements the location’s natural surrounds and encourages peaceful contemplation.

We are receiving expressions of interest until 22 April 2019. To enter a submission or for further information people can email [email protected].

The project is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

People affected by road trauma can contact RTSSV on 1300 367 797 or visit their website for support.

Councillor Bruce Harwood - Mayor

Associated landscaping works, such as planting and shading, in the surrounding area will create a welcoming space with all-abilities access.

The City is proud to partner with the TAC to deliver this memorial, which will create a poignant and peaceful place for reflection overlooking the water at Limeburner’s Point.

We’re calling on artists to submit designs that will pay fitting tribute to members of our community who have tragically lost their lives on our roads.

Megan Jacobs -TAC Engagement Senior Manager

TAC clients and bereaved family members will contribute to the selection of the successful artwork.

This memorial will provide Victorians with a place to reflect and acknowledge those killed and seriously injured on the roads, by bringing together the community of people who have experienced road trauma.

Road trauma has a long-lasting impact on the loved ones and communities affected by the loss or serious injury of someone they know. These people are someone’s child, mother, father, sister, brother, friend or colleague.

We’re pleased to be partnering with the City Of Greater Geelong to deliver this project in the Geelong community which will also help raise the awareness of Victoria’s road safety support networks.

Page last updated: Wednesday, 27 March 2019