Cremation under construction

Adelaide Plains Council will start constructing a new cremation memorial wall and extend the existing concrete footpath network in the Two Wells cemetery next month.

These works are part of council’s 2018/19 works program and are designed to enhance the use and access of the cemetery while providing a low maintenance and aesthetically appealing facility.

The project has a budget allocation of $45,000.

APC infrastructure and environment general manager Tom Jones said the proposed double-sided cremation memorial wall is a structure that contains niches, which hold a person’s cremated remains in a plastic receptacle and is typically made of masonry such as bricks, stone or pre-formed cement.

“Ashes are enclosed in a plastic receptacle and are placed in the niche which is then sealed,” Mr Jones explained.

“A commemorative plaque is secured to the niche.”

Mr Jones said a percentage of the income generated through the cremation wall will help with the management and governance of the structure, as well as annual maintenance requirements, and could improve and fund regular maintenance and improvements across councils cemetery sites.

At APC’s April 23 ordinary council meeting, a motion for further investigations to explore opportunities for cemetery expansions to provide vaults/crypts, in ground burials, in ground and wall columbariums to the community throughout the district was also passed.

For enquiries related to the project contact APC’s depot operations coordinator on (08) 8527 0200.

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