The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is commencing a statutory review of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013. The Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013 commenced in 2014 to regulate the interment sector in NSW, the five-year statutory review is required under Section 144 of the Act.

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is coordinating the review which will be overseen by an inter-agency steering committee. The review will be led by industry experts Tim Scott and David Harley AM.

Tim Scott of Whitella Consulting has significant expertise in the cemetery and crematoria sector and David Harley has been a key advisor for the Government on the interment industry.

The review will initially involve consultation with a range of key stakeholders from both the Crown cemetery sector, local government, industry and faith groups. There will be opportunities for broader community input into the review.

Refer to the Terms of Reference for further information about the review.