Cemeteries Review

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Consultation: The Draft Strategic Plan is on public exhibition seeking submissions from interested people until July 2021. You can review the draft plan here.

Please make your submission using the form below or clicking here.

Submission close: Friday 9 July, 2021.


Blue Mountains City Council manages 9 cemeteries which are all located on a Crown reserve for Cemetery. These cemeteries are distributed across the City of Blue Mountains and are located in a range of rural, bushland and urban settings each with its own character.

In order to best plan for the future Council is preparing a Strategic Plan for all nine cemeteries. This Strategic Plan is to include an overall Plan for provision of interment services, including:

  • Forecasting projected needs for interment space over 40+ years;
  • An assessment of the opportunities and constraints of existing cemeteries, particularly those relating to heritage-listed cemeteries and significant graves;
  • An assessment of capacity of existing cemeteries;
  • Options for management of cemeteries including those closed to burials;
  • Implementation and resourcing plans to achieve and monitor success in achieving the recommendations.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the Cemeteries Strategic Plan is to establish a strategic direction to guide the provision, management, operations and continued improvement of the Blue Mountains’ City Council cemeteries over the next 40+ years.

Consultation: The Draft Strategic Plan is on public exhibition seeking submissions from interested people until July 2021. You can review the draft plan here.

Please make your submission using the form below or clicking here.

Submission close: Friday 9 July, 2021.


Blue Mountains City Council manages 9 cemeteries which are all located on a Crown reserve for Cemetery. These cemeteries are distributed across the City of Blue Mountains and are located in a range of rural, bushland and urban settings each with its own character.

In order to best plan for the future Council is preparing a Strategic Plan for all nine cemeteries. This Strategic Plan is to include an overall Plan for provision of interment services, including:

  • Forecasting projected needs for interment space over 40+ years;
  • An assessment of the opportunities and constraints of existing cemeteries, particularly those relating to heritage-listed cemeteries and significant graves;
  • An assessment of capacity of existing cemeteries;
  • Options for management of cemeteries including those closed to burials;
  • Implementation and resourcing plans to achieve and monitor success in achieving the recommendations.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the Cemeteries Strategic Plan is to establish a strategic direction to guide the provision, management, operations and continued improvement of the Blue Mountains’ City Council cemeteries over the next 40+ years.