Metropolitan Cemeteries Board

Cemeteries play a critical role in the social and emotional fabric of the urban environment; providing a place to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of a loved one, as well as provide a strong visual and physical connection to the past community. Ecoscape have developed a strong working relationship with the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board WA (MCB) over the past 10 years. We have worked collaboratively with the MCB to assist in greening, planning, welcome environments as well as the creation of visitor amenity for urban and regional land holdings. 

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In 2014, Ecoscape undertook significant improvements to key visitor areas within the Fremantle Cemetery.  The improvements included the redesign of the primary access nodes for funeral services and the existing chapels. The design philosophy was to ‘reinforce the processionary nature of visitor use’. This was achieved through the geometrical spatial arrangement and configuration of processional spaces defined by quality, robust materials such as stone, exposed aggregates and polished concrete. In 2019, Ecoscape continued to work in the Fremantle Cemetery, with the detailed design of an intimate visitor reflection area including a deck, seating and paths encapsulated by native planting to compliment the existing character of the precinct in the Cemetery.

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Ecoscape worked collaboratively with the MCB to visualise greening improvements for the Karrakatta Cemetery and Midland Cemetery.  These works included tree master planning and 3D montages for communicating the proposed design solution and secure funding to complete the works.

More recently, Ecoscape worked with the MCB to create a welcome environment for the Rockingham Cemetery.  This included the design of walls and signage and colourful native planting to signify the entry point to the Cemetery.

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Water Corp of WA, Balcatta Office, Water Sensitive Urban Design Building Entrance

office

9 Stirling Highway
North Fremantle WA 6159

phone

+61 8 9430 8955

Ecoscape offices are located in Walyalup on the northern banks of the Derbal Yerrigan, on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation.  We work on many lands throughout Australia and acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community and pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders.