SYDNEY’S next Jewish cemetery could be located near Penrith, according to a report in the Jewish News.
As it stands, the Jewish community will exhaust the remaining grave sites at Rookwood Cemetery in only six years, but the Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust (RGCRT) has announced it is hoping to purchase land in Mulgoa.
“Rookwood has been in existence for 150 years, and through that time our land has been diminishing,” RGCRT CEO George Simpson told The AJN.
“We need to make sure that we secure further land for those communities that need burial space.”
Rookwood Cemetery is attempting to buy a site in Mulgoa and the two parties have started conducting due-diligence.