Shellharbour Cemetery

The Illawarra Mercury reports mourners at Shellharbour’s cemeteries will be able to continue placing artificial flowers on the graves of their loved ones, under a revised council policy.

 Strict conditions will be put in place around the placement and maintenance of fake – and fresh – flowers under the council’s new Cemeteries Operations Policy which was adopted by councillors at this week’s meeting.

 
During the public exhibition period, council received 19 submissions on the policy, with many issues raised in relation to the original plan to ban artificial flowers.
 
The new policy will be implemented from January 1. It  bans ceramic, glass and metal objects at the two cemeteries at Croome and Shellharbour.