The Capricorn Coast Memorial Gardens will provide Livingstone residents with a landscaped parkland setting as a final resting place for their loved ones.
The project will also construct a pavilion and other amenities where locals can remember family and friends.
The current cemeteries at Yeppoon and Emu Park are nearing capacity and based on current burial rates will be at capacity within 1-2 years. The new memorial parklands will service the Livingstone community for at least the next 50 years.
Designated on a package of land along Tanby Rd between Yeppoon and Emu Park, the $3.5M project is jointly funded by the Queensland Queensland Government under the Building our Regions program (1.75M), and Livingstone Shire Council (1.75M).
Council has prepared a Masterplan for the memorial parklands site and has commenced construction of the first stage of the project.
The approved Stage 1 scope of works includes an amenities building, a maintenance shed, refreshments pavilion, where locals can remember family and friends in a natural parkland environment. The new facility will offer an alternative to existing, more formal cemeteries in the region.These works will be completed in the initial stage of the project to allow funeral services for burials and internment of ashes to be held on site, which has not been possible at the existing cemeteries.
The access road, bulk earthworks and internal roadworks have now been completed and construction is due to commence soon on the amenities, refreshment pavilion and landscaping.