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Learning from other cemeteries

Here are two examples of what may be achieved with some planning and funding. Rokewood Cemetery has high visitation by people interested in grasslands, from university lecturers, students, field naturalists and garden clubs. 505 more words

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Looking after remnants in cemeteries

Avoid inadvertent damage to existing vegetation, you may need that area as an offset in the future. Plan to use areas that are degraded and have no native vegetation when storing spoil, burning rubbish or stacking branches and keep away from native trees. 426 more words

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Have a plan to avoid trouble

A federal environment department investigation found that Singleton Council who are the managers of a local cemetery in NSW had allowed the clearing of part of a critically endangered ecological community, protected under national environment law (the Weeping Myall – Coobah – Scrub Wilga shrubland of the Hunter Valley). 499 more words

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Working out offsets for Cemeteries

Cemetery operators looking to remove native vegetation for the expansion of their facility need to go through the permitted clearing process of applying for a planning permit to remove the vegetation and offsetting any impacts. 431 more words

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Native Vegetation in Cemeteries

In Victoria the removal of native vegetation has been regulated since 1989. So this is not new legislation. If any of us want to remove native vegetation from the land we manage then a planning permit is required – unless an exemption exists. 271 more words

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Symbolism and Structures in Cemeteries

Moving away from the interesting live aspects to a cemetery there are numerous examples of different styles of grave surrounds and many different metals used. It is a craft that is disappearing and I hope someone is documenting this aspect. 505 more words

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