BURIAL is cheaper within Greater Taree City Council than within Great Lakes Council. There’s a disparity of hundreds of dollars between buying an allotment of land in a general cemetery within the Manning compared to the Great Lakes area.

It would be fair to say that people don’t “shop around” for burial plots or niche walls, memorial gardens or a similar location for internment of ashes.People assume the cost of a gravesite or ashes facility is comparable from one council to another neighbouring council but it appears that assumption is wrong.

Council’s manager of community services, Andrew Braybrook said it’s like comparing apples with apples.

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