Council’s draft Cemetery Policy on public exhibition

3 December, 2019Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking residents to view and provide comment on its draft Cemeteries Policy which goes on public exhibition from Wednesday 4 December 2019.

The draft policy details how Council proposes to sustainably manage, maintain and operate Wingecarribee Shire Council’s public cemeteries.

Council’s Manager of Assets Stace Lewer explained the importance of the document.

“Managing our Shire’s public cemeteries is a service that some people may not realise Council is responsible for,” he said.  “Nonetheless it’s a very important service and we want to ensure it’s carried out as sensitively as possible.”

The draft policy provides guidelines for safe, consistent and socially acceptable standards for people visiting and working at Council-managed cemeteries.

“It even covers issues such as the planting of memorial trees and the placing of tributes,” Mr Lewer said.

Councillors unanimously agreed to place the draft Cemeteries Policy on public exhibition at Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 27 November.

The draft policy will be on public exhibition for a period of 54 days until Tuesday 28 January 2020.

To view a copy of the draft Cemeteries Policy visit or view in person at Council’s libraries and Civic Centre.

Submissions can be made online or in writing addressed to Wingecarribee Shire Council, PO Box 141 Moss Vale 2577 or via email at

Submissions and feedback close Tuesday 28 January 2020.

Following the close of the exhibition period, a final report considering submissions will be presented to Council.

For further information, contact Council’s Business Services Officer (Cemeteries) on phone 4868 0888.