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March 26, 2019

Cremation Society (UK) announces appointment of two new Council members

We have received news that The Council of The Cremation Society are delighted at the appointment of two new Council members, ebbie Kerslake and Rick Powell
March 25, 2019

Cessnock City Council undertakes major expansion of Kurri Cemetery

The Cessnock Advertiser reports Kurri Kurri Lawn Cemetery is to be expanded, in a move Cessnock council says will "guarantee a future resting place for those in the community who…
March 24, 2019

27th-31st March 2019 - Melbourne Flower & Garden Show 2019

We are proud to announce that SMCT's very own onsite florist has been accepted into the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2019 program. We will be telling the story…
March 24, 2019

31st March 2019- Ching Ming at Springvale Botanical Cemetery (Vic)

Our annual Ching Ming event will be held on Sunday 31 March with the Transfer of Merits commencing at the Di Zhang Wang Temple 10.00am – 11.00am.  During this event,…
March 23, 2019

Some of our tweets and re-tweets last week...

 Our tweets last weeks included links to stories about an owner of a cemetery in the USA claiming  there's no longer any money in it, a  woman being awarded  $12m …
March 21, 2019

Oberon (NSW) Council places policies on public exhibition

At its 19 March 2019 Ordinary Meeting, Oberon Council resolved to place the following Policies on public exhibition from Thursday 21 March to Thursday 2 May 2019. The list includes…
March 19, 2019

Why you shouldn't bury your pet in the backyard

Rachel Allavena writes a Conversation piece, which has been republished  on the ABC News Site: "Companion animals are part of our families, but inevitably the time comes for us to…
March 19, 2019

Cremation Society (UK) March 2019 Newsletter

This month’s issue includes:- News on the appointment of the National Medical Examiner An update on the CMA funerals market study consultation Crematoria planning updates National and international news updates…
March 19, 2019

Media Release: Innes Gardens Memorial Park Crematorium and Lawn Cemetery

COUNCIL INVESTIGATES OPTIONS FOR INNES GARDENS MEMORIAL PARK CREMATORIUM AND LAWN CEMETERY  To ensure the best possible ongoing crematorium and lawn cemetery services for the community, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is…
March 19, 2019

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council puts Innes Gardens Memorial Park Crematorium on the market.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is requesting proposals to either purchase or long term lease the Innes Gardens Memorial Park Crematorium and Lawn Cemetery at Port Macquarie.
March 17, 2019

A couple of interesting tweets that didn't make CCANSW News

We tweeted and retweeted links to stories about expensive graveyard real estate in New York,  the British Library, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and the Polonsky Foundation have teamed up to…
March 17, 2019

Searching for disappearing & lost cemeteries

We are looking for information about "Pioneer Park" cemeteries in Australia and elsewhere. "Pioneer Parks"  are generally described as old burial grounds or closed cemeteries that have undergone  a conversion…
March 16, 2019

Cleaning monuments with laser technology

We were intruiged by a recent University of Melbourne presentation   introducting  laser cleaning for conservation and cultural heritage applications. The presentation  introduced the science of what happens during laser cleaning…
March 16, 2019

CCANSW Question & Answer pages makeover!

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We've made some big changes to the Question & Answer (QandA) pages on the CCANSW website. We hope you'll find it easier to access, navigate, add questions, and help provide…
March 16, 2019

NSW Premier confirms cemetery review

The Greater Sydney Commission will complete a strategic review of current and future cemetery and crematoria needs for western Sydney, the Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies has confirmed.
March 15, 2019

CCNSW Board extends excemption period for reporting requirements

We have been advised by Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW that its Board has extended the period of the exemption from reporting requirements under Part 5 of the Cemeteries and Crematoria…
March 15, 2019

CCNSW publishes a guide for consumers

Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW has advised that its website has been updated with an additional resource being the general consumer guide to interment rights in NSW.
March 14, 2019

CCANSW Welcomes new member, Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Land Manager

The Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW is very pleased to extend a sincere welcome to member,  Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Land Manager - We look forward to meeting and connecting with…

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