The environmentally-conscious natural burial and cremation area is a first for the Lake Macquarie-Hunter region. Only a handful of Australian memorial gardens offer natural memorial options, and the next closest locations are in metropolitan Sydney and Lismore.
The Natural Memorial Reserve is located within a tranquil setting and is the perfect place be laid to rest for the environmentally-conscious or those who are trying to reduce their carbon footprint.
There are no traditional headstones, but families can opt to have a natural rock with their loved one's details placed on a perimeter rock marking the boundaries of the Natural Reserve.
Lake Macquarie Memorial Park's Natural Burial Reserve fosters the sustainable use of land and features native vegetation. Normal decomposition is encouraged by the prohibition of preparatory chemicals and the requirement that all coffins or cremation containers are fully biodegradable.
Beyond the mandatory requirements for a natural burial area, families can select the extent to which they lessen their environmental impact. Graves can be hand dug instead of machine dug.
Lake Macquarie Memorial Park has the facilities to offer a selection of outdoor funeral service options in either our Remembrance Garden or the Natural Memorial Reserve.
To find out more about the Lake Macquarie Natural Memorial Reserve, including the full range of environmental benefits, you can contact a Family Service Consultant directly on (02) 4950 5727.