December 19, 2014
Location: Woollahra NSW
The existing building on the site is known as the Jewish Burial Society, or Sydney Chevra Kadisha, which comprises a chapel and associated administration building and caretaker’s residence. The Chevra Kadisha is significant in that it is the only Jewish funeral home in New South Wales and attends to all funeral arrangements and services for the Sydney Jewish community and surrounding areas as required. The proposal seeks to undertake alterations and additions to provide additional capacity for the chapel, provide better functioning facilities on site including disabled access, and upgrade the residential space.
The proposal will enhance the appearance of the existing building by providing a contemporary and sensitive addition whilst allowing the existing chapel to be read as the predominant landmark building when viewed from Oxford Street.