tamworth regional council 01The "Northern Leader" reports a Tamworth (NSW)  councillor has called for council to look into allowing family members to be buried next to each other in closed cemeteries.

The Tamworth region has 18 cemeteries, with 10 of those operational and eight now closed for burials

Cr Glenn Inglis said while it was uncommon for people to be buried in a cemetery that is closed before their loved ones could join them, it was a situation Tamworth Regional Council should investigate.

“In the management plan, if you can identify that you are a relative of a person in a closed cemetery, we will allow the returning of ashes back into the closed cemetery,” Cr Inglis said.

Excerpt from Council's Business Paper:


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