Cemetery Improvement Projects

9th July 2020

New entrance signage, greening measures and works at the War Graves area are some of the projects Port Pirie Regional Council is undertaking to upgrade our local cemeteries.

New entrance signage will be installed at the cemeteries throughout our region. A new brick entrance sign to match the brick work of the neighbouring fence is currently being constructed for the Port Pirie Cemetery.

It is anticipated that a niche wall will be constructed at the Napperby Cemetery by the end of this month. The foundation has been poured and the stonemasonry will be carried out shortly.

New entrance signage will also be installed in our rural cemeteries including Crystal Brook, Koolunga, Warnertown, Redhill and Keilli (Mundoora). These signs consist of granite on steel posts and will be constructed by Northern Memorials. It is hoped that most of these signs will be installed by the end of July.

When you next visit the Port Pirie Cemetery, you may notice it is looking greener thanks to the installation of new turf and irrigation at the new lawn beam by our Parks and Recreation team.

The cenotaph which is located in the middle of the in the War Graves section has also been upgraded recently, including the removal of the old terrazzo finish which was chipping off and replacement with terrazzo tiles.

This follows the replacement of the double beams in the War Graves with concrete single beams last year to create a more uniform look. A new lawn beam was constructed in the rose garden along with grass being laid.