Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park

Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park

For many years we expressed our passion for art in cemeteries so when a new Sculpture – inspired memorial garden was being developed in the scenic Pinnaroo Cemetery in Perth, our firm was entrusted with the concept design and implementation of Stage 1 of this small sculpture park.
The concept is based on the four elements (Earth, Wind, Fire and Water). Each garden within is centred on a sculpture, using local artwork and local vegetation in a strong architectural design. A variety of memorialisation types suitable for singles, couples and families, at different pricing levels have been incorporated into the layout to maximise the yield without compromising the strong aesthetic value of the site.
The scope of services included selection of artwork, liaising with artists, design and documentation in collaboration with MCB staff.

Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park

Client
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board

Location
Perth, WA

Size 
1 Ha

Consultancy Type
Lead- Small multi-disciplinary team

Wollongong Memorial Gardens Masterplan

Wollongong Memorial Gardens Masterplan

In late 2014, Wollongong City Council embarked on a masterplanning exercise for 2 of its key interment sites, Wollongong Lawn Cemetery in Kembla Grange and Wollongong Memorial Gardens in Berkeley.Its aim was to ascertain growth opportunities, maximise the use of the location and identify areas for improvements whilst providing a financial and environmentally sustainable operation.Our practice put together a team of sub-consultants including Changing Places (operations advice), RSM Bird Cameron (Financial modelling), IGNITE (Architects), Triaxial Consulting (Engineers) and Biosis (Ecologists).
The tasks:
  • Analyse both the operations and the physical site
  • Conduct stakeholder’s consultation
  • Create a vision for both sites
  • Present recommendations for operational, landscape and building issues
  • Prepare a staging plan for the implementation of the above recommendations
  • Prepare a financial model for selected implementation scenarios. The project was delivered over a period of 6 months.

Wollongong Memorial Gardens Masterplan

Client
Wollongong City Council

Location
Berkeley, Wollongong, NSW

Size 
7.5 Ha

Consultancy Type
Lead- Small multi-disciplinary team