The Manning River Times reports that the Midcoast Council will prepare a draft policy to risk assess unsafe monuments and their control. The council's response follows on from previous efforts to confront what is a major risk issue for many cemeteries.
In a world that mostly recognises the causes of pollution and the risks that it poses it is intruiging that in many parts of India traditional wood pyres continue to be in demand to cremate the dead. But every now and then there is news of prefectures attempting to introduce more eco friendly solutions. The latest is from the Shivamogga district. After a previous attempt to introduce modern crematorium failed to gain acceptance, it has now been modified to suit local customs and rites.
Karrakatta Cemetery is a metropolitan cemetery in the suburb of Karrakatta in Perth, Western Australia. Karrakatta Cemetery first opened for burials in 1899, the first being that of wheelwright Robert Creighton.Managed by the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, the cemetery attracts more than one million visitors each year. Cypress trees located near the main entrance are a hallmark of Karrakatta Cemetery.The cemetery contains a crematorium, and in 1995 Western Australia's first mausoleum opened at the site.
Midcoast Council is currently developing an action plan for the repair of damaged headstones at the Bight Cemetery Wingham. The Council says is committed to working with families to ensure the restoration of the headstones that were incorrectly laid down. It is currently undertaking a review, following which a report will be put to a Council meeting.
According to the Wingham Chronicle,it was standing room only at the Wingham Bowling Club on Sunday, August 11 at a public meeting held for the community to express their concerns about the damage done graves at the Bight Cemetery under MidCoast Council's Monument Risk Assessment Program, and for council to address the public.