What we do

The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries New South Wales (SMCNSW) Capital Works team identifies and delivers Capital Works projects which ensure both of the memorial parks that we manage have an ongoing and bright future. Serving our diverse communities now and into the future in more sustainable ways.

Combining a contemporary aesthetic with traditional symbology, The Ascension of Jesus Christ Mauseleum has an airy, almost ethereal atmosphere. It provides a modern alternative to burial and gives families a beautiful place to visit.


Current projects

Heritage Conservation Management Plan

Nearing completion

This study helps to inform the Plans of Management that will provide the structure for the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park and Woronora Memorial Park's day-to-day operations. The Heritage Conservation Management Plan helps to identify any heritage items that need to be considered when assessing the appropriateness of any future business development opportunities.


Upcoming projects

Plans of Management 2020-22

Nearing completion

Plans of Management are currently being prepared for Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park and Woronora Memorial Park. Planning will support landscape planning; infrastructure services; traffic and parking; urban design; wayfinding and signage; branding; market research; operational planning; and financial modelling and commercial services.

Chapels Refurbishment: Eastern Suburbs and Woronora Memorial Parks

Scheduled to commence mid 2021

Our heritage Art Deco Chapels and Crematorium building at Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park and the heritage Art Deco Chapels building at Woronora Memorial Park each require repair, maintenance and an upgrade for both buildings to provide the community with high-quality non-denominational services, as well as the latest live streaming technologies.


Bunnerong Precinct (ESMP)

Currently in planning stages

The Bunnerong Precinct promises to deliver 2,800 double depth burial plots and a considerable but staged supply of ash interment stock. The Capital Works team intends to lodge a Development Application for the concept before 2021.

Bumborah Point (ESMP)

Currently in planning stages

Bumborah Point, a 4.4 hectare parcel adjoining Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park. If successful the expansion provides approximately 4,000 double-depth burial plots in a parkland setting, enough space to service the local community for a further 15 years. The development of Bumborah Point also benefits the community with safe access to Yarra Beach, walking and cycling tracks and a foreshore promenade. To learn more, please click here.