Members for Mulgoa and Penrith oppose cemetery plans

NSW is running out of burial space as the ageing population rises. Picture: Jessica Hromas

NSW is running out of burial space as the ageing population rises. Picture: Jessica Hromas

With reports of further cemetery developments in the area, Member for Mulgoa and the Member for Penrith have united to oppose the plans.

“We wish to make clear our opposition to both the Fernhill Estate and the Wallacia Golf Club being used as future sites for cemetery developments,” Tanya Davies and Stuart Ayres said.

They said it was important that the amenity of Wallacia and the Mulgoa Valley be maintained.

“It was never envisaged by the local community that large-scale cemeteries would be developed on either of these sites.

“While we recognise the need for future work in relation to identifying appropriate cemetery sites under the planning framework, developments such as these do not meet community expectations.”

The pair confirmed they will continue to advocate no cemetery developments in Wallacia and Mulgoa Valley communities to the New South Wales Government.

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