The Daily Telegraph reports plans for a controversial cemetery at Wallacia golf course could be expanded. Penrith councillor Bernard Bratusa told the Pres s that proponents Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust had approached at least two residents who owned land next to the site to acquire their properties. That claim was denied by a trust spokesman — but he revealed one resident had offered to sell their land to the trust.

He said it would be considered “in due course”.

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Unrest continues in the Wallacia community over the plans, which would see 88,000 graves on the site over the next 140 years.

One resident protested the plans by dressing as a decaying body at a public information forum held at Wallacia Progress Hall on Saturday.

He asked if the trust was aware the site could be washed away by a “catastrophic flood” if nearby Warragamba Dam overflowed.

“Who’s going to foot the bill for all those coffins that are going to float down the Hawkesbury?” the man said.

Dozens of residents also packed the gallery at Penrith Council on Monday night, where Cr Bratusa delivered a scathing assessment of the proposal.

Source:The Daily Telegraph - Rumours of land sell-off sparks fears of cemetery plans expansionRumours of land sell-off sparks fears of cemetery plans expansion

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