Grounds Maintenance and Projects Update

Managing supply of burial land to meet customer needs

With many Sydney cemeteries beginning to reach capacity in available land, cemetery managers are striving to maximise burial space within their existing grounds. Metropolitan Memorial Parks was established to unite Northern Metropolitan Cemeteries, Rookwood General Cemetery, and Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries, with our remit being to work with the NSW Government to manage the cemetery land issue and meet community demand.

At Metropolitan Memorial Parks, availability of burial allotments across our memorial parks varies, and this is particularly evident within some of our dedicated religious and cultural areas. To address this, where demand is high and availability of allotments is limited, we prioritise those with an immediate need for a burial. This enables us to ensure that during life’s most challenging moments, those in need can be accommodated.

Our commitment to serving the community extends to offering pre-purchase burial allotments where possible. While allotments may not be available for pre-purchase in all areas, families have a range of choices, especially when they are flexible regarding location. As a general guideline, non-denominational areas typically offer more availability.

In our ongoing efforts to address shortage of cemetery land, we are working closely with the NSW Government to identify long-term solutions. This includes, seeking opportunities to acquire suitable land for new cemeteries, maximising the use of remaining land within our existing memorial parks, and exploring cemetery renewal projects.

To enquire about the availability of pre-purchase allotments across our memorial parks, contact us here.

Grounds Maintenance and Projects Update

Our grounds team are dedicated to maintaining our cemetery grounds so they look their best at all times throughout the year. Our maintenance schedule includes year-round tasks such as lawn mowing, brush cutting and removal of weeds, as well as seasonal activities such as pruning and planting. Projects to improve cemetery grounds and infrastructure occur throughout the year.

Macquarie Park

Macquarie Park Administration Building Re-Roof

Works have commenced on the replacement of the roof tiles at Macquarie Park Administration Building with metal deck roofing to resolve the ongoing roof leaks that the building has been subject to over the last few years.

Works Commenced on 19 January and are expected to take 6 weeks to complete (subject to favourable weather!)

Works may limit access to the reception area of the Administration at various stages of the works, Disrupted access will be kept to a minimum and for short durations.

Catholic 10 

Works to provide approx. 100 additional burial plots for the Catholic 10 Area at Macquarie Park Cemetery are scheduled to commence 29 January. Works are programmed to take 5 weeks to complete.

Frenchs Forest

North Eastern Expansion

Works are programmed for the construction of beams and pathways at Frenchs Forest to provide an additional 150 plots for the North Eastern Expansion area.

Works are programmed to commence mid-February (commencement date to be confirmed) and take approx. 5 weeks to complete.