Wollongong City Council is planning to do some maintenance and upgrade works at the Scarborough Wombarra Cemetery. This cemetery is currently at capacity and has no available space for future burials or memorial ash placements, so we’ve developed a plan to extend an existing ash placement garden. The plans will improve accessibility and provide ash placement opportunities, new spaces for storing urns, paths, seats and landscaping.

The proposed work will include the development of new ash walls, minor construction work, new footpaths, planting trees and vegetation, and landscaping of approximately 120 square metres located at the south eastern part of the cemetery. The design of the new ash walls will allow for 560 new interments.

Before we can start work, we need to create an Environment Impact Statement (EIS) that provides information on the project’s potential environmental impacts and how these will be controlled. As part of this process, we’re inviting residents and property owners in the area to share their knowledge about this area’s natural environment and heritage. This will allow us to consider any matters as part of our planning for the work.

Come along to our drop-in information stand to speak with Council staff about what’s involved in the process, the work we have planned and share your knowledge of this location.

Where: Scarborough Wombarra Cemetery, Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Wombarra
When: Saturday 15 June 2019, 10:00am – 11:30am

Council staff who are working on the design will be on hand at the information stand to explain the proposal and answer your questions.

If you’re unable to attend, you can learn more about the project and join the conversation by viewing the concept plan, reading the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) then share your feedback online with the project team.

Please let Wollongong City Council know your thoughts by 8 July 2019.