Remediation works commence at Waverley Cemetery


Remediation works will commence at Waverley Cemetery on Monday 18 September to repair the landslip and damage to the structural integrity of the coastal walk caused by the storms in June 2016.

The necessary works will ensure a safe space for the local community and visitors and are expected to last approximately 9-12 months.

Acting General Manager, Cathy Henderson says she is excited construction of this complex project is about to commence.

“Over the last year, a lot of work has gone into the design phase as the site is quite unique. We have had to ensure the management of future coastal inundation and create a design that celebrates and adds to this amazing coastal location.

“Our staff including engineers and designers have done a wonderful job to ensure we have met the brief.”

The work will address safety issues, reopen the coastal walk and secure the landslip from further slippage. It will also:

  • stabilise the existing embankment and provide long term engineered reinforcement to protect the embankment
  • withstand the forecasted sea level change for the next 100 years
  • optimise storm water cleansing and passive irrigation
  • create a habitat for local providence species
  • create reflective spaces for passive recreation

While this work occurs, no public vehicles will be able to enter the cemetery. The cemetery can be accessed by foot via pedestrian gates.

A number of traffic and safety measures will be in place to minimise any disturbances to residents and visitors.

There will be construction noise and dust during this work; however, every effort to minimise inconvenience to residents will see no machines or loud works occur prior to 7am.

“We appreciate your patience and understanding while we work to restore this beautiful space.” Ms Henderson said.

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