Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking feedback from residents on its draft Master Plan for the Moss Vale Cemetery which is now on public exhibition.
The draft landscape master plan looks at a number of ways of beautifying the historic cemetery.
“Moss Vale Cemetery dates back well over one hundred years with the site being first dedicated in 1897,” said Scott McAllan, Council’s Business Services Manager. “It provides the final resting place for many of the town’s early settlers.”
Located on Berrima Road on the outskirts of Moss Vale, the cemetery is situated on the verge of the town’s rural landscape.
“One of the suggestions of the landscape master plan is to take greater advantage of this rural setting and its views,” Mr McAllan said.
Other suggestions include creating a memorial pond, improving access and entry and erecting a chapel or shelter on site.
“There’s no doubt Moss Vale Cemetery could be improved and this master plan seeks to address some of its short-fallings,” Mr McAllan added.
“We’d subsequently like to hear the community’s thoughts on the suggestions within the master plan and perhaps also their ideas on how they think the cemetery could be improved.”
For further information, or to view a copy of the draft Cemetery Master Plan, visit www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au, the Moss Vale Civic Centre or Council’s Mittagong, Bowral and Moss Vale libraries.
Submissions and feedback close 9.00am Thursday 8 October 2015.
Submissions can be made:
- Online at yoursaywingecarribee.com.au
- Via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or in writing addressed to Wingecarribee Shire Council
PO Box 141, Moss Vale , 2577
Following the close of the exhibition period, all responses will be collated and included in a final report to be considered by Council.
For further information contact Council’s Cemeteries Administration Officer on phone (02) 4868 0887.