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Planning, reporting and compliance

Strategic plan

The Cemeteries and Crematoria Strategic Plan for 2015-2020 describes the way we will deliver the NSW Government's commitment to ensuring community needs and the expectations for interment services are met.

The plan also sets out a blueprint for implementing the regulatory framework for the interment industry.





Reporting requirements

Cemetery and crematoria managers are required to report on their operations under Part 5 of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013.

Part 5 details compliance and reporting obligations, including:

  • strategic plans
  • plans of management
  • annual reports and performance information.

Changes to reporting for council operators

All local Council operated Crown cemeteries (managed as Crown Reserve Trust Manager) are no longer required to report under Part 5 of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013 for an interim period through to December 2018.

The Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW Board granted the exemption on the basis that local councils comply with separate and extensive reporting obligations under the Local Government Act 1993 and related legislation.

Sales of closed inactive cemeteries

From time to time, Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW (CCNSW) has received a small number of inquiries regarding the sale of inactive or full capacity cemeteries to private land holders.

CCNSW therefore has issued a circular and Advisory Note to clarify specific aspects which may arise for a cemetery operator when considering selling a closed and/or full capacity cemetery site. Download the Advisory note on the sale of closed cemeteries (PDF 124 KB).

The Advisory Note highlights the need to ensure various requirements and restrictions apply in accordance with provisions contained in the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013.