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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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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