Recognising the continually changing multi-cultural face of the South East region that introduces new cultural, religious and visual values within our community Broulee Memorial Gardens are responding to the increasing community requests to construct a limited number of burial vaults. The crematorium and cemetery has submitted a Development Application seeking approval for the work noting that the application is in response to a number of queries in recent years from members of the community seeking to have a burial choice to conform to their cultural heritage requirements.
Broulee Memorial Gardens has developed a sensitive and visually unobtrusive design solution that is intended to be sympathetic to the site and surrounding neighbours, and those wishing to take up the burial vault option.
Public consultation with adjoining neighbours has been undertaken during the design stages in a transparent and proactive manner, to keep all stakeholders fully informed of the proposal.
A spokesperson for the Gardens told the Beagle "We understand that the Eurobodalla Council will now objectively assess any objections or support received by the community, and will take into account cultural, religious and visual values within the community, as well as all regulatory considerations."
"We have complete faith in the objective and consultative process which will be undertaken by the Council.
"Broulee Memorial Gardens continues to provide the people of the Eurobodalla Shire and surrounding area with a high quality, tranquil and picturesque environment for farewelling and remembering their loved ones.
"This Development Application seeks to further enhance the options available to our community at this unique shire facility." The application will be assessed on the allowances of the current zoning of the land to ensure full compliance. The possible provision of vaults within the Eurobodalla will also meet a demand which Eurobodalla Council does not provide as their own cemeteries are limited to internment walls and plots.
Above: Images that offer an idea of the proposal with a site layout, artist impression and examples. Images kindly provided by Broulee Memorial Gardens & Crematorium