Gulwarra Heights Memorial Park is Warragul's new Cemetery,
providing for the future needs of the West Gippsland community.
The 57 acre site, known as Gulwarra Heights Memorial Park, was
secured by the State Government on June 25, 1987 for $94,000 and
was officially opened by then Minister of Health, Caroline Hogg
Initial work to construct road works, drainage and car parks at
Gulwarra Heights was completed in October 1994.
A plaque acknowledging the Baw Baw Shire contribution of $22,000
was unveiled by then Mayor, Joy Ryrie.
The first burial at Gulwarra Heights Memorial Park took place
on May 15, 1996.
This burial was of well known local butcher Robert Radford, who
had pre-purchased the first available plot.
The ornate steel gates to the Cemetery were gifted by the Springvale
Crematorium in 1996.
They were modified to fit the main entrance and opened by then
Community Services Minister Denis Napthine.
Stage 1 building construction of the Chapel, Office and Reception
Centre was undertaken in 2000.
This work was led and supervised by local Rotarian and Master
Builder, the late Graeme James Snape,
with the assistance of the members of the Trust.
This phase of the Gulwarra Heights Memorial Park project also
relied on the strong financial
and voluntary in-kind support from local businesses.