Edendale Northern Memorial Park VIC

Water sensitive urban design melbourne

Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD), Fawkner

With the decision to drain an existing water storage pond, the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust determined to develop the area for prestige semi-monumental lawn graves and incorporate a creek system.

The brief included enhancing views to an existing creek, the development of a new ephemeral creek and laying out of garden beds and burial plots. The ephemeral creek was designed to retain small water bodies along its route that would act as the end filtration device for storm water run-off from the cemetery. Vehicular and pedestrian bridges were designed and located to provide effective connections to existing roads and paths while promoting views across the various water elements.

Edendale Northern Memorial Park Gallery