Camden General Cemetery Upgrade - Stage 1

Funding was allocated for Stage 1 of the Camden General Cemetery Upgrade works which included the following:

  • New columbarium walls
  • Car parking
  • Unisex toilet facility

Camden Cemetery collambarium wall

Summary

Project Name: Camden General Cemetery Stage 1 Upgrade
Project Address: Corner of Burragorang and Cawdor Roads, Camden - Location Map
Ward: South
Project Outcome: 3 new columbarium walls, 12 trees accommodating 4 memorial stones at each tree, car parking, general landscaping, maintenance area and a unisex toilet facility to enrich the Camden General Cemetery and surrounds.
Project Budget: $1,365,601
Completion Date: June 2017


About the Project

On 26 August 2014, Council endorsed the Camden General Cemetery Master Plan which sought to maintain the semi-rural character of the cemetery and the existing general layout whilst improving maintenance and other facilities for visitors and providing a wider range of options for burial and memorials.

When fully implemented, the master plan will facilitate 5,810 burial plots in clearly defined sections and provide an additional 4,608 other memorial options including additional columbarium walls, Family Rose Garden, Memorial Tree and Children’s Memorial Garden.

In 2014, Council engaged the services of Group GSA to finalise construction documentation for the cemetery upgrade in accordance with the endorsed master plan. Development consent was granted for the project and works were undertaken in accordance with relevant permits from the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage.

Funding was allocated by Council to commence the implementation of the master plan, with the Stage 1 works focussing on construction of new columbarium walls, memorial trees, car parking, landscaping, maintenance area and a toilet facility.


Timing

The works to the columbarian wall and carpark commenced in May 2016 and were completed on schedule in December 2016.

Works to the amenities facility were undertaken under a separate contract and were completed in June 2017.


More Information

  • Phone Camden Council on 02 4654 7777
  • Email the Project Team
  • Write to:
    Camden General Cemetery Upgrade
    Major Projects Branch
    Community Assets Division
    Camden Council
    PO Box 183
    CAMDEN NSW 2570

Project Documents