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Cemeteries Management and Use

Blue Mountains City Council adopted a Cemeteries policy on 25 March 2014 which gives direction on how Blue Mountains Cemeteries can be used and managed. The Cemeteries Policy addresses issues such as efficient and sustainable management, safety and provision of greater clarity for users of Blue Mountain City Council’s cemeteries.

More specifically, the issues addressed are:

  • Burial placements and licences. This includes direction for,
    - New burials to be placed next to existing ones
    - Burial licence to be purchased only in conjunction with a funeral
    - Placing a 25 year limit to unused licences, with the option for renewal.
  • Where Ashes may be Scattered. 
  • Monumental work in cemeteries. 
  • Maintenance of Significant Historic Graves.

A full copy of the policy can be accessed at the at the right hand side of this page.

For background information on the policy please refer to the report and resolution here. Or Download at right.

Note: Paragraph 49*) of the Policy Statement of Burial Licences , in Part 1 of the Cemeteries Policy, will not come into force until Part 4 of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013 is formally proclaimed. This is not expected to be until at least late 2015.