Official Opening of the Warwick Cemetery Burial Wall

Thursday 4 July 2019

Southern Downs Regional Council is pleased to invite members of the community and media to attend the official opening of the Warwick Cemetery’s first burial wall on Wednesday 10 July 2019 at 11am.

The completed construction is the first of five burial wall buildings planned at the Warwick Cemetery and provides 36 burial vaults. The project included site works for hearse parking area and footpath in the burial wall precinct. All the burial walls will be constructed using local bricks and feature red imperial granite shutters on the front of each vault.

The burial walls will be surrounded by serene and dignified gardens and lawn, with the first block featuring ‘Sentimental’ rose plantings in honour of Warwick being the Rose City. The garden plantings are scheduled to start in spring when weather conditions are ideal. The lawns and gardens will be irrigated using recycled water.

As the entire Warwick Cemetery is listed on the Queenland Heritage Register, approval for the burial walls was first obtained from the Queensland Government’s Heritage Department.

It is hoped that the provision of the burial wall will provide an alternative burial method for families.

The Queensland Government contributed $180,000 toward the project through its Works for Queensland program. The balance of the construction cost was funded by Southern Downs Regional Council.

WHO: SDRC Mayor Tracy Dobie and SDRC Councillors
WHAT: Official opening of the Warwick Cemetery Burial Wall
WHEN: 11am, Wednesday 10 July 2019
WHERE: Warwick Cemetery, Lancaster Street entrance, Warwick

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