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Last month Council’s Parks and Open Spaces team completed the Gayndah Cemetery upgrade project. This project involved the development of a second lawn section of the Gayndah Cemetery and a new Chinese Memorial Garden. The project is a great example of Council’s commitment to the community and the preservation of its rich history.

The cemetery upgrade involved installing irrigation, hydro-mulch spraying (grass seed) and the construction of four new plinths, which will provide another 40 resting places. Two additional shelters with chairs were installed, and a larger storage shed was constructed.

The new footpath will connect the new and original sections of the lawn cemetery and has been lined with elegant pencil pines. To commemorate the historical unmarked graves of Chinese immigrants, the Council’s Parks and Open Spaces team has established a memorial garden with Ginko and Red Leaf Plum trees, and a majestic Weeping Willow as the centrepiece.

In time, the trees planted in the Chinese Memorial Garden will provide a stunning backdrop, with deciduous foliage that will change colour with the seasons.

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