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Tens of thousands of commuters each day walk Central station’s Devonshire street underpass; few realise the ground around them once hosted thousands of Sydney’s dead, and armed with scrubbing brushes and spray bottles, volunteers are sacrificing their Sunday morning sleep-in for an unusual task: giving a 149-year-old Brisbane cemetery a facelift.
Video recordings of the speakers and presenters at the recent CCANSW Conference & Trade Exposition held in Parramatta, NSW, on 16-17 May 2019, are now online for members and their delegates to view and download.
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The concept of the cemetery as a place of crumbling headstones is a thing of the past, say town planners.
It’s not quite a zombie apocalypse but authorities have to think seriously about how they’re planning for the dead, a conference has heard.
Australia’s main metropolitan regions are facing a shortage of burial space, and Sydney is projected to run out of places to bury its dead by 2051, according to a series of reports done since 2008 when the looming shortage was first identified in a NSW Department of Lands Paper.
Shoalhaven City Council is seeking a Bereavement Services Coordinator to work across thirteen cemeteries, based at the Shoalhaven Memorial Gardens and Lawn Cemetery in Worrigee. The position supports the Bereavement Services Manager as well as coordinating the daily functions and maintenance of the cemeteries and crematoria.
The Mudgee Guardian reports the motion presented at the April meeting was that Council not proceed. An amendment was put by councillors Esme Martens and Percy Thompson that Council do further investigation and an inspection of the current cemetery site and apply for grant funding.
The amendment was lost with the motion carried 7-2.
In May 2018 Council resolved that staff prepare a cost estimate for the proposal, particularly looking at the difficulty of supplying water to the site. The report by the Director Community found; connecting a water main would cost approximately $380,000 - $400,000; with internal irrigation costings of $20,000; to re-chlorinate to make the water potable, it is estimated that approximately $50,000 will be added; bringing the cost of supplying water to approximately $450,000.
Furthermore, additional site preparation would be required; $25,000 for kerbing (two rows); $7,000 for turf; and $3,000 for earthworks. Bringing the total estimated cost of the initial construction to around $485,000, before adding ongoing water costs and maintenance.
Speaking for the motion, Cr Peter Shelley said "it's on the bottom of the list of priorities for Rylstone and Kandos".
CCANSW member Locale Consulting has sent a reminder about The Community Participation Plan (CPP ), a high-level document that describes how and when a planning authority, such as a local council, will engage with its community on the planning functions it performs. It should be an easy-to-use guide for community members to understand how to participate in the planning process in NSW. You can read more about CPPs on our recent blog.