Perth Crematorium was opened in 1962 and has been in use ever since this time. However as the years have passed by, the crematorium has got to the point where it is in need of repair and refurbishment. In June 2017 an ambitious improvement project is planned for the crematorium and it is hoped that this improvement work will be complete in early 2018. The current plans aim to improve the facilities available to the bereaved and generally update the building. During this time, the crematorium will not be open to the general public, although cremations are still due to take place during this time. It may be that an alternative location may be required during this time to ensure that the requirements of the bereaved are met.