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September 22, 2020

Is a shake up of NSW Cemeteries & Crematoria making Senior Church Leaders anxious?

Senior church and religious officials running NSW cemeteries and crematoriums are preparing for a significant shake-up of the sector, with the government shortly expected to release two landmark reports into…
September 22, 2020

Macedon Cemetery Transforms Its Documentation with Software

Inaccurate to Impeccable Data – How Macedon Transformed Its Documentation with Cemetery Mapping Software Macedon Cemetery holds a special place in the hearts of the residents of the Macedon Ranges…
September 22, 2020

OpusXenta: Upcoming Webinars

OpusXenta has announced a number of upcoming webinars, some of which we may have already alerted you about. Here's a list of what's coming up:
September 22, 2020

OpusXenta: Recordings from Recent Webinars now online!

inarOpusXenta are delighted to share the links to their most recent webinar recordings with CCANSW members who may have missed the live sessions. Thank you to those that have been…
September 22, 2020

CCANSW Welcomes New Member Daniel Woods Funeral Care

The CCANSW takes pleasure in welcoming new member, Daniel Woods Funeral Care.
September 22, 2020

The Great Everlon Bake-Off

The Everlon Team invite you to take part in "The Great Everlon Bake Off"
September 22, 2020

Service NSW has a COVID SAFE APP for your phone!

Services NSW now has an app for contactless check in when you visit a business that uses a NSW Government QR code.
September 20, 2020

A fertile time for death disruptors

The Guardian this week published a "long read" article about "Death Disrupters",  covering a wide range of topics including Death Doulas, Death Cafes, and the changes occurring among funeral arrangers.
September 20, 2020

Architecture: Cemetery of Kamakura Yukinoshita Church, Japan

Takeshi Kosaka Architects has renovated a grave within a church cemetery in Japan’s kanagawa prefecture. located near the city of Yokohama, the relatively large plot occupies 30 square meters (323…
September 10, 2020

The NSW Crown Land Manager (CLM) Governance Development Program

NSW Crown Lands announced it is collaborating with the Institute of Community Directors Australia to deliver a CLM Governance Development training program (the program) for all NSW Crown land managers…
September 10, 2020

Webinar: Pushing Up Daisies The Natural Way

CCANSW sponsors OpusXenta and Florence Jaquet Landscape Architect invite you to a "Conversation with Florence". 
September 09, 2020

Organising a funeral during the pandemic? Here are answers to some of the most common questions

Due to Covid-19, it has become highly inconvenient for families to organise funerals for their loved ones. But regardless of the current crisis, people still wish to pay their final…
September 09, 2020

Call for NSW councils to be report on cemeteries performance

Government News points out a recent IPART draft report  recommends all cemetery operators, including councils, should be responsible for the perpetual maintenance of graves and should set up a dedicated…
September 05, 2020

Arrow Bronze - We Create Living Memories

Since 1940, Arrow Bronze has been a leader in the production and manufacture of Bronze Memorials.Since its early days, Arrow Bronze has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to production and design…
September 04, 2020


Call for Affordable Burial Plots The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal released a Draft Report today which called for cemetery operators to offer affordable standard burial plots.
September 01, 2020

Blog: Cemetery Mapping Problems and how to avoid them

For cemetery administrators, the 'workplace' can be more than a century old, and this comes with problems that you may know too well – cemetery mapping challenges. Most cemetery mapping…
August 30, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Management Plan for Funeral Operators

CCANSW member Woodwynd Consulting has kindly provided a COVID-19 Safety Management Plan for Funeral Operators. George Simpson of Woodwynd Consulting says the  he has been surprised by the amount of…
August 30, 2020

Queanbeyan Council Proposes New Memorial Park

CCANSW member Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) is proposing a new cemetery for the city of Qeanbeyan in New South Wales.
August 25, 2020

Fathers Day Flower Placement Service at Centennial Park

Adelaide's Centennial Park has announced a service to help those who may wish to place flowers on graves and memorials of loved ones on Fathers Day, but are unable to…
August 25, 2020

The Cremation Society (UK) Monthly News Review August 2020

We have received the Cremation Society's monthly review of news and events from within the bereavement sector.