A cemetery is designed for the next 100+ years so its masterplan is a vital document together with a clear business plan. It is crucial to get both right, yet ensure they are flexible to cope with changing trends and growing environmental awareness.
The presentation will take you through a visual tour of what makes a great cemetery masterplan, the importance of a masterplan brief, how to write it for a successful outcome and define what will make your cemetery a space to be proud of.
Florence is Principal of Florence Jaquet Landscape Architect (FJLA). She is a practising landscape architect in Melbourne and has worked in Switzerland, England and France prior to her arrival in Australia 30 years ago.
First in partnership with Paul Laycock, and now as a sole practitioner, she has been responsible for more than 60 projects for over 30 cemetery clients, here and overseas, ranging from planning to detail design.
She has a particular interest in children sections, multiculturalism and environmental sustainability.
She has recently completed her third extensive overseas cemetery tour to further expand her knowledge of trends and practices. This time she concentrated on the issues relating to old cemeteries and the complexities of managing heritage issues, increasing pressures on diminishing space and a need to remain sustainable within restrictive legislation. She also researched successful natural burials in the UK.