The Illawarra Mercury reports Shellharbour City Council has approved the construction of a crermatorium facility at Tongarra Road, Croom.

 With Shellharbour cemetery full and residents forced to go elsewhere to have loved ones cremated, the council this week approved a crematorium for the city.

At Tuesday night’s meeting, Shellharbour councillors backed a staff recommendation to approve a development application to construct a crematorium, chapel and memorial home at Tongarra Road, Croom.

The site is located on the south-western corner of the intersection of Tongarra and Croome roads, Albion Park.

 The site has frontage to Tongarra Road of approximately 550 metres, a frontage to Croome Road of approximately 200 metres, and an area of 26.88 hectares.

In 2002, Parsons Group made an application to council to rezone the land to enable a crematorium, chapel and memorial home. 

The DA has been with council since 2015, due to various modifications required. 

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