Repair and Maintenance Work at Waverley Cemetery

Waverley Council is incredibly proud of its Cemetery’s rich heritage and historical significance – it is the resting place of many people who helped shape Australia.

Cemetery Landslip and Coastal Walk Restoration Update

Works to restore Waverley Cemetery's landslip and coastal walk which were damaged in the June 2016 wild storm, are scheduled to commence on 18 September and last for approximately 9 - 12 months. This work will address safety issues, reopen the coastal walk and secure the landslip from further slippage. While this work occurs, no vehicles can enter the cemetery. The cemetery can be accessed by foot only. The footprint of the site will continue to be fenced off and a number of traffic and safety measures will be in place. If you would like more information on this project, click here.

Repair and Maintenance Works

We are undertaking repair and maintenance works at the Cemetery. Below you will find information on completed improvements and work that is scheduled for the coming months.

Completed works

In the past 12 months, Waverley Council has completed the following works at Waverley Cemetery:

  • Roadworks to the entrance driveway and seven internal roads
  • Repairs to internal stairways
  • Improvements to five reflection shelters
  • Repaired and replaced some internal fencing
  • Installed a new fence on Fig Tree Lane
  • Restored the Wavelkey Cemetery Picket Fence (along Trafalgar Street, Bronte)
  • Renovated the Cemetery Gateway

Current work

DescriptionStatus
Replace internal directional signs and install signs for prominent sitesIn progress
Remediation works to Cemetery landslip and coastal walkCommencing 18 September 2017


Adopting Council's Draft Conservation Management Plan

As of February 2016, Council adopted the draft Conservation Management Plan. We did this as it has some very significant heritage information that would support our case for both State and National Heritage listing, which we applied for.

Council has no intention of reviving any proposal for a Crematorium or a Pavilion at Waverley Cemetery. Our focus is on preserving the wonderful heritage of Waverley Cemetery.