Cessnock cemeteries plan open for comment
Cessnock City Council is seeking feedback from residents about the future management of their 12 cemeteries.
A document is currently on public exhibition which details concept masterplans for the city’s two lawn cemeteries, the Gordon Williams Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Aberdare and the Kurri Kurri General and Lawn Cemetery, and recommendations for the remaining 10 facilities.
The plan has been developed off the back of community engagement sessions, taking into account Council’s recent rejection of the NSW Government’s new cemetery legislation.
“The community feedback was positive and really valuable in helping Council develop the masterplan,” Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent said.
“We understand that any changes need to be respectful not only to those who have been laid to rest but for their loved ones who use our cemeteries as places for reflection and memory.”
The plan is on exhibition until Wednesday, March 13. It can be viewed online at cessnock.nsw.gov.au, Council’s administration building, Branxton Post Office and Cessnock and Kurri Kurri libraries.