The Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser reports that a controversial 136,000 plot cemetery, proposed for Campbelltown’s Scenic Hills at Varroville, has been rejected.
Campbelltown Council last night overwhelmingly said no.
Only mayor Clinton Mead and deputy mayor Paul Lake supported the cemetery, opposed by the rest of the councillors — including the Liberal and Labor blocs.
Jacqui Kirkby of the Scenic Hills Association called it ‘‘a win for common sense’’.
The Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust said today it is disappointed.
"We continue to believe that the creation of new cemetery parklands in Varroville will alleviate the impending shortage of burial sites in Sydney and be a very light touch on the colonial landscape of the Scenic Hills," a spokesman said.