Mona Vale Cemetery - Memorial Gardens

We're proposing to undertake the construction of new memorial gardens located at the eastern side of the cemetery including new memorial positions, paths, sculpture and associated landscaping.

We're proposing to undertake the construction of new memorial gardens located at the eastern side of the cemetery including new memorial positions, paths, sculpture and associated landscaping.

  • Community feedback report

    about 2 months ago

    Thank you to those who provided feedback on the Mona Vale Cemetery Memorial Gardens.

    The engagement report is now available for review.

    Engagement summary

    The memorial gardens were identified in the Plan of Management adopted by the Minister of Lands in 2013. The proposed gardens will be located at the eastern side of the cemetery. These gardens will include new memorial positions, paths, sculpture and associated landscaping.

    To understand the community’s level of support for this proposal community engagement was undertaken from 4 May until 3 June.

    Total engaged: 176 stakeholders and local residents
    • 122 stakeholders
    • 50 neighbouring residents
    • four drop-in attendees
    Total responses: Eight
    • three online comments
    • four emails
    • one phone call
    Responses showed interest in the project in relation to the design with 75% of the comments seeking clarification on design elements.

    The balance of comments (25%) raised comment regarding vehicle traffic – which is outside the scope of the project – and the protection of existing monuments while work was underway.

    Full details are available in the Engagement Report located in our document library.


    Thank you to those who provided feedback on the Mona Vale Cemetery Memorial Gardens.

    The engagement report is now available for review.

    Engagement summary

    The memorial gardens were identified in the Plan of Management adopted by the Minister of Lands in 2013. The proposed gardens will be located at the eastern side of the cemetery. These gardens will include new memorial positions, paths, sculpture and associated landscaping.

    To understand the community’s level of support for this proposal community engagement was undertaken from 4 May until 3 June.

    Total engaged: 176 stakeholders and local residents
    • 122 stakeholders
    • 50 neighbouring residents
    • four drop-in attendees
    Total responses: Eight
    • three online comments
    • four emails
    • one phone call
    Responses showed interest in the project in relation to the design with 75% of the comments seeking clarification on design elements.

    The balance of comments (25%) raised comment regarding vehicle traffic – which is outside the scope of the project – and the protection of existing monuments while work was underway.

    Full details are available in the Engagement Report located in our document library.


  • Have Your Say - Memorial Gardens

    7 months ago

    We're proposing to undertake the staged construction of new memorial gardens located under the trees on the eastern side of the cemetery. These gardens will include new memorial positions, paths, sculpture and associated landscaping.

    We are now in the final stages of planning and are seeking your feedback.

    Have Your Say

    Online

    In person, meet the project team onsite and share your thoughts at our drop-in session:
    • Tues 15 May
    • 9am – 11am
    • at the Eastern end of the Cemetery (site of the gardens), entry via Fazzolari Ave.

    Comments close Sun 3 June

    We're proposing to undertake the staged construction of new memorial gardens located under the trees on the eastern side of the cemetery. These gardens will include new memorial positions, paths, sculpture and associated landscaping.

    We are now in the final stages of planning and are seeking your feedback.

    Have Your Say

    Online

    In person, meet the project team onsite and share your thoughts at our drop-in session:
    • Tues 15 May
    • 9am – 11am
    • at the Eastern end of the Cemetery (site of the gardens), entry via Fazzolari Ave.

    Comments close Sun 3 June
  • Background

    7 months ago

    Mona Vale Cemetery was established in 1905 and is listed on Council’s Local Heritage register. In 2012, the former Pittwater Council adopted a Plan of Management (PoM) for the Mona Vale Cemetery, which was subsequently adopted by the Minister for Lands in 2013. The PoM noted that as the cemetery is listed as a heritage item on the Local Environment Plan (LEP), there should be a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) in place to allow the continued operation of the cemetery as a place for burials and deposition of cremated remains while retaining and preserving the heritage values of the place.

    A CMP was prepared in 2017 providing an overview of Mona Vale Cemetery within its regional and historical context and highlights the significance of heritage attributes of the cemetery. It also provides policies and practical guidance for a balanced approach to conserving and managing this significance including a schedule of recommended conservation works with priorities for implementation. The historical, associational, aesthetic, cultural and social significance of items has also been explored.

    The CMP was formally adopted by Council in November 2017.

    View the CMP

    The proposal for a memorial garden to be located at the eastern end of the cemetery is consistent with the land use and masterplan inclusive to the POM adopted in 2012.

    The design for the proposed memorial garden has been prepared in accordance with the Conservation Management Plan and the Plan of Management.

    The proposal has been assessed under Part 5 of the Environmental Protection Act 1979.


    Mona Vale Cemetery was established in 1905 and is listed on Council’s Local Heritage register. In 2012, the former Pittwater Council adopted a Plan of Management (PoM) for the Mona Vale Cemetery, which was subsequently adopted by the Minister for Lands in 2013. The PoM noted that as the cemetery is listed as a heritage item on the Local Environment Plan (LEP), there should be a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) in place to allow the continued operation of the cemetery as a place for burials and deposition of cremated remains while retaining and preserving the heritage values of the place.

    A CMP was prepared in 2017 providing an overview of Mona Vale Cemetery within its regional and historical context and highlights the significance of heritage attributes of the cemetery. It also provides policies and practical guidance for a balanced approach to conserving and managing this significance including a schedule of recommended conservation works with priorities for implementation. The historical, associational, aesthetic, cultural and social significance of items has also been explored.

    The CMP was formally adopted by Council in November 2017.

    View the CMP

    The proposal for a memorial garden to be located at the eastern end of the cemetery is consistent with the land use and masterplan inclusive to the POM adopted in 2012.

    The design for the proposed memorial garden has been prepared in accordance with the Conservation Management Plan and the Plan of Management.

    The proposal has been assessed under Part 5 of the Environmental Protection Act 1979.