Our Chiefly Leader, obviously chuffed with how he lined up the ducks on ‘roo culling (and with good reason), is seeing if he can repeat the trick with the proposal for the much needed new cemetary.
- Community consultation on the proposed southern cemetery commenced this week with a random telephone survey of 1,000 residents, Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Jon Stanhope said today.
A community survey is also available online, in ACT public libraries and Canberra Connect Shopfronts.
The proposal for the cemetery on Mugga Lane was put forward by the ACT Public Cemeteries Authority. Canberra’s only southern cemetery in Woden is expected to reach capacity within ten years.
Over the past month the ACT Public Cemeteries Authority and ACT Government have invited stakeholders to provide input to the consultation program. Plans are also underway for a series of information sessions, stakeholder meetings, information displays and a letterbox drop to locals.
Following the first round of consultation a discussion paper will be released for comment.
If you don’t trust the telephone survey to get your opinion across you can take the survey online.