scclogobgcropAt its meeting on the 20th Dec 2011 Shoalhaven City Council approved a number of recommendation affecting the operations of the Sandridge Cemetery at Mollymook. Recent heavy rains have made it difficult to use certain parts of the cemetery;  the recommendations should provide a way forward while ensuring that the local community has access to lawn cemetery burial places until solutions to the operational difficulties are put in place

Council resolved

a) A new Lawn Cemetery Portion be surveyed and developed in vacant land within the Methodist Portion in the north western quadrant of Sandridge Cemetery, Mollymook.
b) Burial plots are to be arranged in the same manner as in the other two (2) lawn cemetery portions and to provide a minimum of 100 plots.
c) A report to extensively assess and address surface and ground water problems being encountered in the north eastern quadrant of the Cemetery be prepared.
d) The report is to be funded to a maximum of $40,000 from the sum of $77,000 allocated in the 2011-2012 Works Budget to construct undercover gathering areas at the Shoalhaven Memorial Gardens & Lawn Cemetery (75893).