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Council To Review Cemeteries

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Cr Ros Scotney
(Photo: TRC)

November 11, 2015

Toowoomba Regional Council is seeking public comment to help guide future planning and operations at the region’s cemeteries.

The TRC manages or maintains 26 cemeteries across the region, including cemeteries at Yarraman and Cooyar.

Cr Ros Scotney said Council was preparing a strategic plan to outline future service improvements and operating procedures at the facilities.

She said comments could be lodged via the project webpage until 5:00pm on Friday, November 27.

“Council is keen to hear from residents about their ideas and proposals for enhancing services and grounds at all of our cemeteries,” Cr Scotney said.

“This review will influence future cemetery operations for years to come.

“Council is mindful of delivering services with the utmost respect and dignity when people need to plan funeral and memorial services.

“Cemeteries also hold great historical significance which requires ongoing maintenance and restoration work for safe and easy public access.

“The strategic plan aims to improve business operations and cost efficiencies and will respond to contemporary industry trends.

“It is important that we also plan for future population growth to ensure cemeteries can cater for future expansion at relevant sites.”

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