Families who have lost loved ones will be treated with dignity and respect, and protected in perpetuity with legislation introduced today providing tough new regulation of the cemeteries and crematoria industry.
El Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón, was founded in 1876 in the Vedado neighbourhood of Havana, Cuba to replace the Espada Cemetery in the Barrio de San Lázaro. It is named in honour of Christopher Columbus. The cemetery is noted for its many elaborately sculpted memorials. It is estimated the cemetery has more than 500 major mausoleums. Before the Espada Cemetery and Colon Cemetery were built, interments took place in crypts at the various churches throughout Havana, for example, at the Havana Cathedral or the Iglesia del Espíritu Santo. There are some 800,000 graves and one million interments recorded.
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government (Tasmania, AU) is delivering its commitment to strengthen and clarify Tasmania’s regulatory framework for cemeteries and crematoria, with the Burial and Cremation Bill 2019 passing through the Legislative Council today, without amendment.
The Agenda for Byron Shire Council's meeting on the 28th Nov 2019 includes a motion Identify a suitable parcel of Council land for the purposes of establishing a Natural Burial Ground for the community.