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.
A series of workshops are being held at various locations around the Local Government Area, which will focus on the following key project objectives:
- Identify a vision and strategic objectives for cemeteries
- Provide a diverse and affordable range of interment options across the LGA that meet the community’s needs
- Create peaceful, tranquil places for the community to memorialise, reflect and celebrate the lives of their loved ones
- Ensure the economic sustainability and viability of Council managed cemeteries
- Develop a set of principles to guide cemetery operations
- Develop a set of recommendations to achieve the vision and objectives set for Council cemeteries to 2036
|Greta||Monday 30 October 2017||Greta Courthouse|
|Cessnock||Tuesday 31 October 2017||CCC Admin Building, Ante Room|
|Kurri Kurri||Monday 6 November 2017||Weston Civic Centre|
|Millfield||Tuesday 7 November 2017||Millfield Community Hall|
- Morning session 10.30 am to 12.00 pm OR evening session 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
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.