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Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW

Supporting our members and the communities they serve


A genuine opportunity exists for an experienced executive to join the team at Canberra Memorial Parks, as Corporate and Customer Services Director reporting directly to the CEO.
This position has visibility across the whole organisation. You will be required to participate in Board meetings, manage the relationship with the broader government stakeholders and deputise for the Chief Executive Officer. 

Golders Green Crematorium and Mausoleum was the first crematorium to be opened in London, and one of the oldest crematoria in Britain. The land for the crematorium was purchased in 1900, costing £6,000 (the equivalent of £135,987 in 2021), and the crematorium was opened in 1902 by Sir Henry Thompson.

The crematorium gardens are listed at Grade I in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

The Cremation Society has published its News Review for March 2022. Topics include notes about upcoming industry conferences, new crematorium builds in the UK, a retired business man's concerns that a UK Council is spending £559,000  on crematorium renovations without upgrading the cremator, and more...

News sources are reporting that funeral insurer Youpla has been declared insolvent, leaving many indigenous families unable to to finalise funeral arrangements.  Aboriginal families in at least two states have been forced to leave the bodies of their loved ones in morgues because they can’t afford a funeral after the financial collapse of their insurer, which has previously been exposed for its “misleading and deceptive” conduct.

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of our friend, colleague and the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (Vic)  CEO, Deb Ganderton. After treatment for cancer, Deb’s health recently declined. We are all shocked and devastated by her sudden death.

She was a tremendous supporter of CCANSW, speaking at our last conference.

The Crown land 2031 First Action Plan (NSW) has been published and is available on theNSW Department of Planning and Environment website here. It is the first in a series of action plans to implement NSW’s first ever state strategic plan for Crown land.

Have you ever wondered why most cemetery database and mapping projects take too long or are just never ticked off?
To solve this problem, Murray River City Council chose to outsource the project to Chronicle. They were able to achieve the complete digital transformation without the interference of other priorities that are often the case when working with an in-house asset team.