Proposed Cemeteries Bylaw
Central Otago District Council has determined that a bylaw is required to control activities undertaken within cemeteries owned by Council called the proposed Central Otago District Council Cemeteries Bylaw 2020. This Bylaw proposes to ensure activities undertaken within cemeteries are carried out in accordance with the Burial and Cremations Act 1964 and any conditions adopted by Council in its Cemeteries Handbook, including:
- interments and disinterments
- the installation and maintenance of vaults, monuments, fences, trees and shrubs and other things on graves and in cemeteries
- working in a cemetery
- the purchase of burial plots (including exclusive rights of burial)
- Prescribing hours when cemeteries will be open and when burials can take place.
Submissions close at 5pm Friday 21 August 2020.
For full details, read the Statement of Proposal, the Proposed Cemeteries Bylaw and the Proposed Cemeteries Handbook which are all available on our website (linked below) and at our service centres and libraries.
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