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.

May – June 2021

Above average rainfall resulting in stronger vegetation growth continues to be challenging as we move into Winter.

Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium

  • Ongoing lawn maintenance and brush cutting
  • Ongoing spraying and removal of weeds
  • Ongoing gardens maintenance for pruning, hedging weed and pest control
  • Pruning of camellias ongoing
  • Living Legacy planting season ongoing March to September
  • Ongoing grave repairs due to wet weather
  • New beams planned Ascension Hill A, Armenian B Traditional Monumental
  • Tree risk works in progress
  • Construction of Mausoleum of The Holy Way is ongoing, completion scheduled late 2021 – For more information, click here
  • Extension of burial area at Moran Circuit (Catholic Blocks 8 and 9) – For more information, click here
  • Extension of burial area at Cowper Drive (General Lawn Blocks U & V) – For more information, click here

Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery

  • Monthly spraying of brick pathways to remove weeds
  • Monthly brush cutting of graves ceased for winter and spring flowering
  • Ongoing lawn maintenance
  • Weekly clearing and blowing of pathways and emptying of bins
  • Tree risk works including removal of dead trees in progress
  • Kiss and ride drop off zone at the school is under construction
  • Turfing of the Carriageway to commence in Spring
  • Annual pruning of shrubs and hedges underway
  • Freesias and jonquils due to flower June

Field of Mars Cemetery

  • Ongoing lawn maintenance and brush cutting
  • Ongoing spraying and removal of weeds
  • Annual pruning of shrubs and hedges underway
  • Beautification works to Lawn 8 including a new Armenian section have been completed
  • Construction of Sacred Crypts of Our Lady had been completed and crypts are now available for sale
  • Tree risk works in progress
  • Signage is being progressively upgraded
  • Stormwater drainage in Church of England blocks C, D and R is being upgraded to address flooding and pooling of water

Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery

  • Ongoing lawn maintenance and brush cutting
  • Ongoing spraying and removal of weeds, pruning and mulching, focusing on Bushland Memorial Gardens
  • Pruning of azaleas in General Lawn
  • Armenian Monument and surrounds completed – For more information, click here
  • Improvement works to General Lawn including remediation of retaining wall and pathway and extension of lawn grave area underway, completion scheduled for June – For more information, click here
  • Development of natural burial area off Melaleuca Parade underway, completion scheduled for June – For more information, click here
  • Repairs to roadway in family vaults area to address safety concerns, click here

Sandgate Cemetery

  • Ongoing lawn maintenance and brush cutting along Wallsend Road section
  • Ongoing spraying and removal of weeds
  • Maintenance work has commenced on the Rose ash gardens and Tanika Grove
  • Development approval being sought for the rebuilding of the Presbyterian shelter
  • Perimeter fencing damaged by storm will be replaced by 30 June
  • Lawn perimeter fencing being upgraded to enhance its visual appearance
  • Lawn hedges have been removed in part due to die back occurring and will be replanted
  • Road improvements and drainage to address in Lawn area planned for 2021