The strategy aims to:
- renew our approach to maintaining Council-managed cemeteries and,
- improve cemetery services into the future.
We engaged specialist consultant, Locale, to manage the community consultation of the Cemetery Strategy on our behalf.
Locale provided us with the community's feedback which can be read further down this page.
Be considerate of natural assets and environmental outcomes
Respect and care for facilities and infrastructure
Document and celebrate heritage and historical opportunities
Establish more accurate and accessible interment listings
Create and implement consistent policies and procedures
Recognise and respect Aboriginal and other cultural needs
Following these principles, the report lists 30 recommendations, with 10 of those prioritised. You can view all 30 recommendations in Appendix C of the draft strategy.
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Timeline item 1 - complete
September 2022 - June 2023
Draft cemetery review documents developed
Timeline item 2 - complete
27 March - 14 May 2023
Initial review and stakeholder consultation
Timeline item 3 - complete
1 December 2023 - 11 February 2024
Public exhibition of draft Cemetery Strategy and Policy
Timeline item 4 - active
Review of submissions
Timeline item 5 - incomplete
Final documents to Council for endorsement
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, the Gathang-speaking people and pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who now reside in the MidCoast Council area. We extend our respect to elders past and present, and to all future cultural-knowledge holders.
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