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Important Community Notice

Last updated 23 February 2024

Temporary Closure of Rookwood Macedonian Pavilion

The Macedonian Pavilion is currently closed to the public, for essential maintenance.

Metropolitan Memorial Parks is working closely with external engineers and contractors to carry out the required works.

Fencing has been installed around the site to ensure public safety and the pavilion will not be accessible until the works are completed.

Maintenance during high temperatures and wet weather

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Conflict in the Middle East

Due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas and the resulting impact on our community, we have developed an incident response plan to mitigate any threats that may arise across our memorial parks.

While we do not anticipate any immediate threats, we understand the ongoing conflict is upsetting for all parties involved, and our utmost priority is to ensure the safety of our stakeholders, visitors and employees.

We have been informed that the NSW Police Force have established a centralised command centre to assess potential threats and engage with relevant stakeholders.  While the police do not possess any intelligence indicating likely threats, it is evident they are taking proactive measures to consider potential scenarios. 

During this time, we ask that our stakeholders remain vigilant regarding any threat that is identified within our memorial parks.  There is significant representation of both Jewish and Muslim community at some of our memorial parks. 

If you identify any threats while visiting one of our parks, please report this to a member of staff who will escalate to management.

Pathway Safety Programme - Eastern Orthodox 6 Ext

Rookwood General Cemetery is conducting safety improvements in the Eastern Orthodox 6 Ext section. These works will begin in January and take approximately three months to complete. We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we prioritise safety while minimising disruptions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Client Services team on 02 8575 8100.