Council is calling for community feedback regarding a new resting place for residents.
The Kuranda Cemetery will soon reach capacity and Council has been investigating options as a way forward.
Mareeba Shire Mayor Angela Toppin said Council has been investigating alternative options. “Council has identified four possible locations for a new cemetery, and we will be seeking feedback from the community on the proposed alternatives,” she said.
After a detailed analysis for alternatives, the only four potential locations available are
- Expansion of the Kuranda Cemetery
84 plots at a minimum cost of $7,562 per plot
- Development of New Cemetery – Caroona Street
1,109 plots at a minimum cost of $696 per plot
- Development of New Cemetery – Gregory Terrace
502 plots at a minimum cost of $797 per plot
- Development of New Cemetery – Koah
1,100 plots (with the potential of an additional 2827 plots) at a minimum cost of $1,866 per plot
A report was tabled at the July Council meeting and is available on Council’s website.
“While the Koah site is the recommended option as the most cost-effective and provides the best long-term solution, the councillors wish to hear from the community before making a final decision,” Cr Toppin said.
Members of the community are invited to make written submissions with regards to the Kuranda Cemetery options. Feedback needs to be received preferably sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to PO Box 154 Mareeba Q 4880 by 31 August 2020.