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The savage bush fires devasting the east coast of Australia have had the NSW Government declare the threat as catastrophic and, in consequence, a State of Emergency across New South Wales (NSW).
The Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of New South Wales (CCANSW) would also remind cemetery operators and administrators that they have a duty of care to provide for the health and safety of its staff and the visiting public coming into cemeteries, gardens and buildings. A bushfire is an obvious threat to the health and safety of anyone caught in its path.
Recent changes brought about by social shifts are predominantly driven through the way in which the millennials or more broadly Gen X/Y/Z view and engage with the world around them.
One more update about the CCANSW Conference, Orange NSW, 14-15 Nov. This one is mainly for those of you who will be joining us for the booked out event, to tell you about updated programs, the Orange Cemetery tour, website information to assist you during the conference and the Showcase Video.
The grounds of the Orange Cemetery in New South Wales are steeped in history, with the oldest surviving headstone dating back to 1854. Delegates attending the CCANSW Conference in Orange on 14-15 Nov 2019 will have an opportunity to visit the site and examine its "Trials and Triumphs";
The NSW Government has appointed a 17-member group to capture the diversity of views on end-of-life services for loved ones who have passed away and provide advice on the future of NSW burial and cremation services. Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW has formed its Community and Consumer Consultative Group to provide public input on interment issues and policy.
The agendas and related documents for the general meetings to be held in Orange NSW (14-15 Nov 2019) are now online in the Members Only areas.
Palmerston City Council in New Zealand is proposing to revoke in its entirety clause 11.7 from its Cemeteries & Crematorium Bylaw 2018, which states ‘No person may decorate the soil of a grave located in the lawn cemetery with the use of construction materials such as concrete, stone or metal or with the construction of fences or pavement’
During the 19th century, and especially in its later years, snacking in cemeteries happened across the United States. It wasn’t just apple-munching alongside the winding avenues of graveyards. Since many municipalities still lacked proper recreational areas, many people had full-blown picnics in their local cemeteries. The tombstone-laden fields were the closest things, then, to modern-day public parks.