Victorian Emergency Services Memorial

Location \ Treasury Gardens, Melbourne
Client \ CFA / Emergency Management Victoria
DDuration 2017 – 2020

The Victorian Emergency Services Memorial project is close to completion. The project is in collaboration with CFA, VicSES, City of Melbourne and PTA Landscapes. The new Victoria Emergency Services Memorial is crafted from the need to combine the memorial designs for the six Emergency Services Organisations into the historically significant grounds of Treasury Gardens.

For this reason, the design has evolved to become a ‘garden memorial’. This strategy differs from other memorials in Melbourne’s parklands, which are typically individual sculptures or objects placed into the larger parkland scene. Stay tuned for further updates.

An emphasis on crafting a selection of Victorian stones juxtaposing rough and sawn edges to reveal hand sculpted cast bronze commemorative elements lends a tactile pathos to the Memorial and links to the tradition of stonework in Melbourne’s historic central parks. The project is currently under construction. Images above and below by John Gollings and Rush Wright Associates.