Here's a podcast from Melbourne radio station 3AW. Two 'jocks" want to find out why a) Scandinavian nations keep winning happiness polls, and; b) They are threatening to take Melbourne’s ‘most liveable city‘ title away from us. In the process they learn something about cemeteries:
Canberra families will have greater protections in perpetuity following the death of a loved one with new laws passing the Legislative Assembly today.
The Geelong Cemeteries Trustis a not for profit Incorporated Trust, which operates under the provisions of the "Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003" of Victoria.
It was formed in December 1984 following the amalgamation of the Eastern and Western Cemetery Trusts and the Highton/Barrabool Hills Cemetery Trust.
What, if any, legal requirements regarding fencing around cemetery grounds are there?
In particular, what is the situation in NSW, AU
Bega Valley Shire Council has contracted Kategic Solutions to assist in establishing where cemeteries need review. The local community is invited to have its say here.
The Port Stephens Examiner reports that a light will be shone on the lives and deaths of the 120 people known to be buried in the Port's oldest cemetery, at Birubi Point, in a new book by the Tomaree Family History Group.
According to this article in the Brisbane Times, fees and charges for Brisbane City Council's cemeteries and crematoriums have been removed from annual budget documents, with the council saying they were "confusing" for residents. Budget documents for 2020-21 released by lord mayor Adrian Schrinner on Wednesday provided details of the expected costs of all council services, such as parking, animal management, and development fees.
Congratulations to Bunurong Memorial Park (BMP) for being awarded the 2016 Runner-up in the American Cemetery Excellence Award. This is an excellent, well deserved achievement.
Good cemeteries don't happen by accident. They take thoughtful planning, dedication, a commitment to excellence, great leadership and, in the case of Bunurong Memorial Park (Victoria) innovative and client-centric thinking.
According to a story filed by the ABC, the Gold Coast Mayor has proposed exhuming bodies from the city's overcrowded cemeteries to then rebury them stacked on top each other — the current policy of new burial plot purchases.
The City of Calgary (Canada) wants to turn a plot of undeveloped land on the edge of the city into a regional park, playground — and cemetery.
Each week the CCANSW will feature one or two articles about specific cemeteries in Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the world, especially those we may not have yet have heard about, and your local ones that we ought to know about.
Legislation for the control and administration of cemeteries & crematoria in NSW
Dezeen magazine reports on "Cemetery Castel San Gimignano", which has been renovated by Italian architecture studio Microscape using local limestone stacked in metal baskets, or "gabions" that are more often found in engineering and construction works such as retaining walls.
GovernmentNews.com.au reports the Victoria (AU) Ombudsman saying that a former Victorian council cemetery worker should be referred to police after pocketing cash payments, performing unlicensed exhumations and burying a woman in the wrong plot.
@abcnews reports several mayors across Tasmania have embraced the proposed changes to the Burials Act, as many Tasmanian families face uncertainty over the planned sale of Anglican churches and cemeteries around the state.
Implementing a modern cemetery management solution can be a great investment in the future for your cemetery, but what are the key things to weigh up in making this decision? The core business of operating a cemetery is changing, with increased regulation, changes in community expectations, and advances in technology. Selecting the right solution that will help you to meet these changing demands is critical to keeping your cemetery relevant and equipped for the future.
Here are 5 key considerations when choosing a cemetery management solution for smaller cemeteries:
Clareville Cemetery is located on Chester Road on the outskirts of Carterton, New Zealand. It is administered by the Carterton District Council. The grave of Charles Rooking Carter, from whom Carterton derives its name, can be found at Clareville Cemetery. The first burial took place on 26 July 1866.
For those interested in the funeral industry, especially the online marketing, a video spotlighting The Westerleigh Group’s (UK) cemeteries and crematorium may be worth a look:
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