News from Camden Council is that improvement works at its main cemetery are progressing. New columbarium walls, memorial trees, parking and toilet facilities have been installed at Camden Cemetery. Construction of the additional facilities completes the first stage of improvement works identified in the Camden Cemetery Masterplan.
"Upgrades to the cemetery will help to ensure that it meets the needs of the community andprovide a wider range of options for burials and memorials,” said Mayor Lara Symkowiak.
“The cemetery is a place of respectful observation and reflection that plays an important role in the lives of residents. The works planned will extend the ability of the cemetery to cater for the growing population and broaden its appeal to the community,” Cr Symkowiak said.
Three sandstone walls have been built to accommodate a total of 1276 niches forinternment ofcremated remains.
In addition, 12 memorial trees have been planted for up to 48 internments.
The carpark adjacent to the columbarium walls has been upgraded and landscaped to accommodate visitors to the cemetery . The new toilet facility has been designed to be accessible to people of all abilities and includes a baby change table.
Future works identified in the masterplan also include the development of a memorial rose garden, upgraded roads, another three columbarium walls, additional carparks, landscaping and pathways.
Source: Camden Council Media Release