Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park Cemetery & Crematorium Botany Cemetery

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About the project
Key Details
  • About The Project

    Heritage 21 was involved with the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park Cemetery for approximately ten years; working with the cemetery Board on various projects related to the expansion of the cemetery into the neighbouring Chinese Market Gardens. Both the cemetery (Crematorium) and the Chinese Market Gardens are heritage listed. Consequently, the proposed expansion generated a lot of political conflict with the community and the Heritage Office of NSW. Heritage 21 participated in all stages of the project related to the expansion working closely with parallel heritage consultants, solicitors, politicians, the community, and the Board.

  • What was done

    Heritage 21 was involved with the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park Cemetery for approximately ten years; working with the cemetery Board on various projects related to the expansion of the cemetery into the neighbouring Chinese Market Gardens. Both the cemetery (Crematorium) and the Chinese Market Gardens are heritage listed. Consequently, the proposed expansion generated a lot of political conflict with the community and the Heritage Office of NSW. Heritage 21 participated in all stages of the project related to the expansion working closely with parallel heritage consultants, solicitors, politicians, the community, and the Board.

  • Time frame

    10 years

Services provided
  • Photographic Archival Recordings
  • Heritage Impact Statement
  • Conservation Management Plan
  • Historical Research
  • Active participation as the principal heritage consultant for the project
Why was the work undertaken?

The Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park Cemetery had reached capacity and had run out of space for future burials. Consistent with community expectations, the Cemetery Board took it upon itself to address this community need by seeking expansion into the neighbouring Chinese Market Gardens. In anticipation of much antagonism, the Board   prepared itself with many reports and legal advice. Despite this endeavour, the proposal was ultimately refused by the NSW Heritage Office and the plans were dropped, thus further compounding the crucial need for more burial space.

Who was the work completed for?

Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park Cemetery & Crematorium Botany Cemetery

Outcome
Major learning curve for Heritage 21 in dealing with top level authorities, high level solicitors, politicians and parallel consultants which is a necessary part of the heritage procurement system.
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“We would also like to take a quick moment to thank you all for your contribution to the project and we will update you on any developments as necessary”

Jose Serrao
Registered Architect

“Dear Heritage 21 team, I am please to advise that all the work prepared by your team has satisfied council’s contentions. We definitely know who to come to next time for heritage matters. ”

Andres Caceres
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