Camden cemetery gets a spruce up

Camden Cemetery is looking nicer than ever with a selection of improvements unveiled at the site.

New columbarium walls, memorial trees, parking and toilet facilities have been installed at the cemetery.

The improvements were made as part of the first stage of the Camden Cemetery Masterplan.

Camden mayor Lara Symkowiak said the improvements would benefit the whole community.

“Upgrades to the cemetery will help to ensure that it meets the needs of the community and provide a wider range of options for burial and memorials,” she said.

“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.”

Cremated loved ones can now be interned in one of three sandstone walls, accommodating more than 1200 niche spaces.

Twelve memorial trees were planted which can accommodate 48 internments.

Additional works to the cemetery have see the adjacent car park landscaped to allow for extra visitors, while the toilet facilities now cater for people of all abilities.

Future works will include the construction of a memorial rose garden, upgraded roads, three further columbarium walls, additional car parks, more landscaping and new pathways.