Long-Term Master Plan to Upgrade Drakesbrook Cemetery

Published: Monday, 29 June 2020 at 2:06:30 PM

LONG-TERM MASTER PLAN TO UPGRADE DRAKESBROOK CEMETERY

A long-term Master Plan to upgrade the Drakesbrook Cemetery was endorsed by the Waroona Shire Council last week.

With the current grave site area having capacity for as much as forty years, the master plan identifies future upgrades that can now be implemented and staged over the next ten years and beyond.

Shire President, Cr Mike Walmsley said that it is a very important site that deserves ongoing care and respect.

“While there are only around fourteen burials per year, naturally the site is of great importance with many people paying their respects to those that have passed but are still remembered”.

The master plan includes nine main strategy areas:

  1. Mitchell Avenue entrance precinct
  2. Car park & public facilities
  3. Potential future function centre
  4. Niche wall area
  5. Storage area
  6. Existing grave sites area
  7. Garden and quiet space
  8. Boundary buffer
  9. Future grave site development

Cr Walmsley said that this plan will now allow Council to consider which of the nine strategy areas will be prioritised and considered in future budgets starting from the 2021/22 financial year.

“We want to be able to clearly ascertain the benefits of each of the strategy areas and have them costed. From there we can then make decisions on which of these areas will be prioritised first.”

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