Grounds Maintenance and Projects Update

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.

January – March

Summer is our busiest time for grounds maintenance owing to rapid growth of vegetation including lawns, shrubs and other plantings. This is made more challenging by the increased rainfall associated with La Nina.  

Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium

  • Ongoing lawn maintenance and brush cutting throughout summer
  • Ongoing spraying and removal of weeds
  • Ongoing gardens maintenance for pruning, hedging weed and pest control
  • Construction of Mausoleum of The Holy Way is ongoing, completion scheduled early 2022 – For more information, click here
  • New beams to be installed in Ascension Hill E early 2022
  • New garden installed in Ascension Hill Gardens
  • New beams opened up at Traditional Monumental
  • Annual tree inspections to completed; high risk works in progress

Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery

  • Monthly spraying of brick pathways to remove
  • Monthly brush cutting of graves; major cut through monuments in January
  • Ongoing lawn maintenance
  • Weekly clearing and blowing of pathways and emptying of bins
  • Turfing of the Carriageway completed
  • Annual tree inspections to completed; high risk works in progress

Field of Mars Cemetery

  • Ongoing lawn maintenance and brush cutting throughout summer
  • Ongoing spraying and removal of weeds
  • Annual pruning of shrubs and hedges completed
  • Mulching of all garden areas completed
  • Annual tree inspection completed; high risk works in progress

Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery

  • Ongoing lawn maintenance and brush cutting throughout summer
  • Ongoing spraying and removal of weeds, pruning and mulching
  • Development of natural burial area completed  
  • New partner rocks garden completed
  • Annual tree inspection completed; high risk works in progress

Sandgate Cemetery

  • Lawn top dressing and turfing completed
  • Extensive weed spraying will be continued through the monument area
  • Perimeter fencing repairs to commence February; trees to be pruned along fence line
  • Lawn access road improvement works have been completed
  • Refurbishment of the Chapel scheduled to commence early 2022 pending award of tender and DA approval, click here
  • New rose bushes planted in cottage ash garden, re-mulching of the garden scheduled for January
  • Hedges in poor health to be removed on the west side of the Garden of Innocents; benches have been removed for sanding and revarnishing
  • Picnic tables by Greek 1 and Anglican 3 are being renovated with new timber and painted support structure
  • Annual tree inspection completed; high risk works are in progress