Providing project management, consulting, and engineering services for coastal, community and environmental projects

Ainley Projects
Heritage Fence Rectification Works
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  • client name: various cemeteries across melbourne
  • location: various, melbourne
  • services offered: engineering assessments, heritage
  • advice and project management

Many cemetery fences around Melbourne are more than 100 years old and made of traditional materials, often brick, bluestone and iron palisade bars made from traditional construction methods. Built to separate the cemetery from the community, they are an identifiable feature and have heritage significance.

Brick growth and ground movement over the years, has seen many of these fences deteriorate and in need of work to maintain public safety and protect their heritage value.

To date Ainley Projects engineers have assessed in detail nearly 10km of cemetery heritage fences and designed rectification and maintenance methods which are now being implemented at:

  • Melbourne General Cemetery (Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust)
  • Brighton General Cemetery (Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust)
  • St.Kilda General Cemetery (Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust)
  • Boroondara General Cemetery (Boroondara General Cemeteries Trust)

The brick fences all have their own unique construction challenges, heritage values and planning restrictions and Ainley Projects finds the balance between all of these issues. Throughout all of our work we operate with careful procedures and always respect the nature and purpose of cemetery grounds.

Our in house capabilities offer the client engineering assessments, while we also have the planning capability to manage the complex approval processes. This usually involves consultation and liaison with local councils, Heritage Victoria, heritage consultants and other specialists.

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