Cemeteries Consultation

Council is currently in the process of reviewing and updating the Cemetery Strategy, that guides the future development, management and operation of the 12 cemeteries under its care and control. As part of this work, a comprehensive Community Engagement process is being undertaken to ensure that all stakeholders are provided with an opportunity to actively participate to ensure that Council is truly responsive to the community and engagement is efficient and transparent.

Celebrating Lives and Planning for our future- Community Engagement Session

Come along to the Gordon Williams Memorial Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday 6 December to have input into the creation of guiding principles that will help Cessnock Council determine a future direction for all of its cemeteries.

During this engagement session we will be discussing possible options for a range of elements relating to the future character, sense of place and uses of these facilities.

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Online Survey

A survey has been developed to enable those unable to attend the workshops an opportunity to have input. The survey asks questions related to the experience of cemeteries, the issues that are important, the sense of place / feeling provided by Council’s cemeteries currently, and the sense of place or feeling that would be desirable into the future. The survey also introduces the concept of perpetual and renewable interment rights, both of which may be offered by Council:

  • Perpetual interment rights remain in force for perpetuity
  • Renewable interment rights remain in force for the duration of the assigned term, and can be extended for consecutive terms

To have you say do the survey here.

Hard copy Survey

Paper copies of the survey will be available at Cessnock Council's main administration building located on Vincent Street, Cessnock.