We felt that a stormwater Management strategy was essential to the understanding of the site’s potential together with soil science and ecological assessments. The cutting-edge water sensitive urban design (The first Stormwater Management Plan of its kind in a cemetery) played a major part in the development of the masterplan for the Northern Memorial Park extension. The complete road layout was designed as a system for the collection and filtration of storm water. Major axial roads will have wide medians both to become way-finding landmarks and act as large water filtration devices; secondary roads will incorporate car parking and avenue trees planted which capitalise on road run-off.

A simple and easily understood circulation system, in contrast with the somewhat convoluted pattern in the existing southern section, was a major objective, as was the retention of all remnant and extremely old River Red Gums.
Northern Memorial Park Masterplan
Fawkner Crematorium and Memorial Park Trust (now GMCT)
Fawkner , VIC
52 Ha
Consultancy Type
Lead- Small multi-disciplinary team
First cemetery Stormwater Management Plan