We provide a Burials and Ashes Placement Service, which is supported by the provision of nine cemeteries across the Local Government Area. The cemeteries of the Blue Mountains are important in containing valuable records of the history and growth of the region. The monuments within cemeteries often reflect the status and aspirations of individuals.

Works notice: Springwood Cemetery works postponed

Due to the wet weather, the planned upgrade works for Springwood Cemetery have been postponed and will be rescheduled in the new year. The works will go ahead as planned as soon as conditions allow.

Council will be refurbishing some of the Ashes Garden Beds at Springwood Cemetery in 2022. We’ll be working on the Banksia, Cascade of Stars and Native Mint Ashes Gardens, to clean them up and return them to pristine condition. We’ll also be removing unauthorised items and plants that have been put in the Bush Ashes Walk to restore the native bush setting.

All works will be conducted with care and respect, and in line with our Cemeteries Policy and practices. Springwood Cemetery is a bushland cemetery and we will be restoring its natural bush and native feel. We’ll be removing old and overgrown plants and scraping back the garden bed to bare earth, which will allow us to replant native plants. The works will not disturb any urns or placements.

We will also be contacting those with loved ones buried at Springwood Cemetery Ashes Walk and the Banksia, Cascade of Stars and Native Mint Ashes Garden Beds with details of the upcoming works.

If you have placed any memorial items in the Ashes Garden Beds area, please remove them by Sunday 5 December. Any items not collected will be removed by Council staff. If you can’t get there before the day to collect your items, please let us know and we will do our best to put your items aside for you to collect from Council.

Contact Council’s Cemeteries Team on 4780 5000 or dsmith@bmcc.nsw.gov.au.