Work begins on road trauma memorial

February 6, 2020 BY

City of Greater Geelong deputy mayor Kylie Grzybek, TAC senior manager of engagement Meg Jacobs, Cr Pat Murnane, the city's chief executive officer Martin Cutter and Ocean Grove artist Don Walters with a concept of his artistic installation.

WORK recently started on a road trauma memorial in Eastern Park near Geelong’s waterfront.

The memorial will remember people who have lost their lives in road on Victorian roads.

It features an art installation designed by Ocean Grove artist Don Walters.

There will also be landscaping works carried out on the site, including planting and shading to help make the space more inviting.

The council’s community health, wellbeing and Safety portfolio chair Cr Pat Murnane said the memorial would be very meaningful.

We are pleased to see work begin on the public art memorial, which will be a significant addition to Geelong’s waterfront.

“The compelling art piece provides an emotional focal point for those seeking a peaceful place of reflection.

“We have also committed extra funding to help create a comfortable and scenic space that provides access for all people to reflect on, and remember, their loved ones.”

Mr Walters’ concept “Solace” was selected from numerous submissions for the public memorial.

His design uses the changing cycles of the moon as a representation for the range in emotions in people who have experienced loss.

The memorial will also look to raise awareness for relevant support networks, such as Road Trauma Support Services Victoria and Synod of Victoria and Tasmania

The project is being carried out by the City of Greater Geelong along with the Transport Accident Commission.

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