To mark 120 years of service to the Perth community for burial, memorial and entombment services, the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (MCB) unveiled a new entry statement at Midland Cemetery. Midland Cemetery is located 32 kilometers north-east of Perth city and occupies 23.7 hectares of land that reflects many traditions and cultures.
Midland Cemetery was established in December 1903 and was initially managed by the Midland Council and then consumed into the Shire of Swan, prior to being vested to the MCB in June 1989. Midland Cemetery has been caretaker to over 8,100 burials, 1,300 memorials and 35 entombments since establishment. In 2023 the cemetery continues to provide burial, memorial and entombment services to the eastern corridor of metropolitan Perth.
The new entrance was designed by award winning Ecoscape Environmental Consultants and Landscape Architects to reflect the natural bushland environment, showcasing the retained jarrah and paperbark trees. The design reflects the natural environment of the cemetery to produce an understated contemporary feature which incorporates locally sourced moss rock to fill the gabion wall and pillars.
Supporting the MCB’s commitment to protect Bush Forever land and retain remnant vegetation where possible, the design also formalised vehicle access and additional entrance parking, and delivered improved pedestrian movement for visitors in what is a highfoot traffic area during large funerals.
After 120 years of service, Midland Cemetery proudly continues to offer burial, memorial and entombment options to the Perth community, and it’s never looked better doing so.