Pathways to Bumborah Point

Finding sustainable ways to activate Bumborah Point and Yarra Bay Beach

About the Proposal

Bumborah Point is a 4.35 hectare Crown Land site adjoining the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park in Port Botany, NSW, Australia.

A Masterplan has been developed by Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries NSW (SCMNSW) to improve the public access of Bumborah Point and Yarra Bay Beach, along with an expansion of the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park.

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THE GROWING DEMAND FOR BURIAL SPACE

Quiet comfort, close to home

Like many cemeteries, Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park is close to reaching capacity.
SMCNSW is looking at effective, sustainable ways to meet individual expectations, whilst working with the community to create more engaging memorial spaces.

Family-friendly Access

SMCNSW have prepared a proposal ensuring Bumborah Point becomes a publicly accessible open space, which enhances recreational use of the site and improves safety and access to Yarra Bay Beach.

A Parkland Cemetery

A lawn cemetery provides publicly accessible open space and a landscape that is predominantly lawn, with the inclusion of pathways that can be enjoyed for recreational purposes by the community.

Contemporary Interments

The proposed Masterplan provides for approximately 3,000 additional double depth burial plots and space for ash interments which can be placed within the new landscape, for community memorial.

Aboriginal Cemetery & Memorial Garden

La Perouse is home to one of the longest-established urban Aboriginal communities in Australia. A dedicated Aboriginal Cemetery and Memorial Garden with 125 burial plots for the interment of the remains of Aboriginal persons, is proposed. LEARN MORE

Environmental Considerations

To reinforce existing indigenous plant species, SMCNSW intends to collect seed from local native trees and shrubs and propagate them as part of the future landscaping of Bumborah Point, to ensure the existing appearance of the headland is maintained. LEARN MORE

Activating Public Space

In its present state Bumborah Point does not provide safe access and is unusable for recreational purposes. There is no formal or safe pedestrian access to the beach and the car park remains locked to minimise illegal dumping activities.

The Masterplan includes public circulation and amenities throughout the site in addition to a boardwalk viewing platform overlooking Yarra Bay Beach.

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Who is SMCNSW?

Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries NSW Land Manager (SMCNSW) manages cemeteries and crematoria on Crown Land for Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park and Woronora Memorial Park. SMCNSW is managed by an independent board appointed by the NSW Government.

SMCNSW want to ensure that we can serve our future growing communities. We are actively engaging with our communities to understand and provide for their diverse needs, which forms part of the SMCNSW Strategic Plan.

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