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Are there any legal requirements regarding fencing around cemetery grounds?

What, if any,  legal requirements regarding fencing around cemetery grounds are there?

In particular, what is the situation in NSW, AU

Russ Allison

Cemetery operators are required to ensure that open grave sites are either protected by a cover or a temporary surround, until the time of interment and then afterwards, unless back fill occurs immediately. I am unaware of specific, broader requirements to fence the whole cemetery. Where there are neighbouring properties, the cemetery operator may be required to share in fencing costs for that section of the cemetery.

- Russ Allison - 3 years ago
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