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Thursday, December 7, 2023

MidCoast calls for public feedback on cemeteries plan

MidCoast Council is calling for public feedback on a new plan to manage the local government area’s 34 cemeteries.

In a statement, the Council said it was important to plan to meet future demand from the local growing and ageing population.

“The strategy will ensure cemetery operations meet changing NSW regulatory requirements and will provide consistency across the Manning, Great Lakes and Gloucester areas,” Council said.

Council has engaged Locale Consulting to undertake the project on its behalf. It says Locale has significant experience in cemetery planning projects.

The consultation will consider a range of issues and opportunities. Site-specific constraints, maintenance needs, fees and charges, burial and memorial options will be considered. 

To provide feedback on these issues, complete Locale‚Äôs community survey at Cemeteries Strategy | Have Your Say (nsw.gov.au)

Locale will also meet with interest groups to better understand the issues and opportunities that exist. These include industry groups, the National Trust, Heritage and cemetery groups, Council staff and committees. 

Head to the above link for more information on the project. Complete the survey before the consultation ends on Sunday 14 May.

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