Repair & 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.

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
  • Repaired the landslip and coastal walk
  • Fig Tree Lane Retaining Wall repairs

Current work

DescriptionStatus
Replace internal directional signs and install signs for prominent sitesIn progress

Restoration works on the following buildings within Waverley Cemetery have commenced from 9 April 2019 until July end.

  • Office Building;
  • Caretaker’s Residence;
  • Garage;
  • Maintenance Building; and
  • Toilet Block
In progress

Scope of current restoration work

Necessary works to repair the retaining wall along Waverley Cemetery is currently in progress and will last until April 2019 (weather permitting).

The works will include:

  • Underpinning to two sides of North Elevation at entry arch, waiting room east elevation and west elevation of caretakers residence;
  • Repair cracks in sandstone;
  • Repair weathered sandstone;
  • Replace old balcony slab with new concrete slab;
  • Reconstruct the existing concrete slab in the garage, toilet block and maintenance building;
  • Construction of footpath to eastern elevation to ensure all future water flows away from building doors;
  • Repair corroded reinforcement
  • Repair damaged gutters and eaves

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.