A FINALISED plan of the Hepburn Shire bushfire memorial will not be made until after July this year, Hepburn shire Mayor Janine Booth said yesterday.Cr Booth said the community had been consulting about various themes and ideas that the memorial could explore."A number of ideas were put up by ... the community, a lot around demonstrating community pride, working together and (the) sense of loss and relief."Things like walks, display centres, monuments, remembrance gardens, we'll put them all in the mix."The shire received close to $80,000 worth of State Government funding last year to specifically create the community memorial.Hepburn was declared one of 19 bushfire-affected councils to share $2.5 million of such funding."The community's first reaction was that we needed more aids and firefighting apparatus," Cr Booth said."The government certainly has increased funding for that kind of stuff, but this is separate. This was additional."Through community consultation, they understand that the money is available for recognition of the tragedy of bushfire." No lives were lost during the Hepburn bushfires, but Cr Booth doesn't believe this affects the decision to build the memorial."It's more about education and understanding rather than a real sense of loss that comes with the tragedy of losing lives."The ideas for the memorial will be discussed within the Community Recovery Committee before being taken to the council for a final decision."There has been no timeframe really set because we want to undertake a robust process."We are hoping that probably around July or August we'll have something set to roll out to the community."