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Council adopts new policy to clarify plaque and allotment specifications

Mar 20, 2018 | Front Page Feature, News

Council resolved at the General Meeting held in Eidsvold on Wednesday, 21st February 2018 to adopt the North Burnett Regional Council Cemetery/Lawn/Columbarium – Plaque & Allotment Specifications policy.

North Burnett Regional Council Mayor, Cr Rachel Chambers advised that many cemeteries across the North Burnett have different arrangements and specifications regarding burials and over time staff have been developing this policy so all residents are aware of cemetery requirements. There has been some recent concerns by Gayndah residents that Council was only allowing the placement of one double style plaque at the Gayndah Lawn Cemetery from Row L onwards (supported by Council resolutions 19 June 2002, 24 Aug 2005 and 28 Sep 2005), where Council had previously allowed two plaques from Rows A to K.

“Whilst Council supports the current policy, it is looking over time for a level of consistency across all North Burnett cemeteries, particularly lawn cemeteries, including: allotment size; suggested plaque/s; fencing; design number, lines and standard font; edge board etc…,” Mayor Chambers said.

“Prior to the commencement of significant works at the new Gayndah (Lawn) Cemetery, Council will progress community consultation with relevant stakeholders to ascertain community feedback and ensure consistency across the region.”

The new policy ‘North Burnett Regional Council Cemetery/Lawn/Columbarium – Plaque & Allotment Specifications’ can be found on Council’s website.

For further information regarding the policy, please contact Council’s General Manager Community and Corporate on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email Council.