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

Due to the damage from the storms of early June 2016, which caused severe erosion to the cemetery gull and undermined the structural integrity of the coastal walk, part of the cemetery coastal walk has been diverted. The unique location and constraints of the site have posed numerous issues on how best to approach the remediation of the gully. Council is currently working with engineers and designers on a solution which is expected to commence construction in late 2017, and last approximately 9 - 12 months.   

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

Description Status
Replace internal directional signs and install signs for prominent sites In progress


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.