Emu Hill Public Cemetery Redevelopment Project

Published: Tuesday, 13 November 2018 at 1:31:00 PM

The Shire of Narembeen recognises the cultural and historical significance of the Emu Hill Public Cemetery and is committed to ensuring the cemetery is well preserved and enhanced in keeping with the natural features and landscape.

In February 2018, the Shire of Narembeen engaged a Consultant to undertake a Scoping Study to identify issues and development opportunities which included:

  • Niche wall;
  • Entry Statement;
  • Public access areas, including roadways;
  • Landscaping;
  • Signage—within the cemetery as well as the public gazebo; and
  • Gazebo

The cemetery redevelopment concept has taken several months to finalise however we believe the final design is appealing and functional and will revitalise the Emu Hill Public Cemetery.

The creation of a visually appealing entry into the cemetery, reflection areas and an improved gazebo area were important design considerations as well as improving the connection between the different elements of the cemetery site through improved signage and public access areas.  The safety, privacy and comfort of visitors to the cemetery was also taken into consideration in the development of the final design.

The first stage of the project is the replacement of the niche wall and staff are currently undertaking to contact families affected by the niche wall development.  The Shire of Narembeen will endeavour to keep family members informed during the redevelopment process.

Your comments and suggestions are welcome and will be used to guide the final redevelopment plan, click on the links below to see the plans:-

Emu Hill Cemetery – Proposed Design Entrance Statement

Niche Wall – Proposed Design

Niche Wall & Gazebo Area – Site Plan

Should you wish to discuss the proposed designs or have any questions in relation to the development, please contact Sheree Thomas, Community & Economic Development Officer, Shire of Narembeen.

T: 9064 7308 or E: ced@narembeen.wa.gov.au

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