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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
Guide for applications from cemetery operators for an exemption to allow granting multiple interment rights to an applicant.
Under Section 56(4) of the Cemeteries & Crematoria Act 2013 Act prohibits a cemetery operator from granting interment rights in a cemetery if such a grant results in a person holding more than two interment sites in that cemetery.
This restriction can removed if approved by CCNSW. The guide provides information requirements which cemetery operators must provide when making an application.
The new short guide is for applications for an exemption from section 56(4) of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013.
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 of celebrating and honouring life and hope you can pop by for a visit and see this amazing work.
Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show runs from 27th - 31st March.
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, members of our Chinese Buddhist community gather together at Springvale Botanical Cemetery to pray for their departed loved ones.
For further information please call our customer care consultants on (03) 8558 8278.
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 SCI in settlement over lost ashes, some tips on "How to avoid funeral bill shock, a come back for funeral mounds, Innes Gardens Memorial Park in NSW, no room for the dead in Hong Kong,
Cocktail parties, cartoon characters and firework shows: burial mounds are back in Britain – are they the future of death?
Behind a hedge in the middle of a field in Shropshire, there is a grassy mound that looks like an overgrown spoil heap. It would be an unremarkable feature in this ancient agricultural landscape, were it not for the fact that it has a little stone doorway in its side.
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 say goodbye to them due to old age or disease." Many pet lovers opt to bury their pets in the backyard. However, there are some hidden risks to this, and there are other options that will help other pets, and even the owners who love them.