Rookwood Cemetery in Western Sydney NSW wants your ideas about its future as it look to create new ways to engage local communities.

Public Space Ideas Competition

Rookwood is more than a cemetery and place for remembrance. It is one of the largest open green public spaces in Western Sydney, providing residents with opportunities to explore the natural and built environments, including gardens, native flora and fauna, historic chapels and other buildings, as well as memorial areas. The Committee for Sydney and NSW Government are calling for ideas to reimagine our public spaces. Here is your chance to create a vision for Rookwood that shows how we could transform part, or all of, the cemetery into a thriving community place.

Join us in thinking boldly about the future of Rookwood as we look to create new ways to engage our communities... maybe it’s a dog’s day out, or an outdoor cinema with city views, or a scavenger hunt. All ideas will be considered, with the most engaging to be used in our submission.

Email your idea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday 20 August.

Rookwood Cemetery has operated continuously since 1867, making it one of the oldest working cemeteries in Australia. Today Rookwood serves as a significant and fascinating source of Australian history, dating from Victorian to more recent times.