All above-ground grave structures, enclosures, memorial headstones and other monuments require council-issued consents to be installed.
They must also be kept in good order and repair by the purchasers of the plots, or their representatives.
The Council may carry out regular inspections of memorial headstones and other monuments to ensure they present no danger or inconvenience to the public and Council's maintenance contractors.
Subject to the provisions of the Burial and Cremation (Removal of Monuments and Tablets) Regulations 1967, the Council -
- may remove an installation of any kind that has fallen into a state of decay or disrepair; and
- may remove any item that did not receive consent under clause 6.1; and
- must take a photographic record of the installation before it is removed and the photographic record must be retained in the Council's cemetery records.
Before any monumental work commences a drawing and specification of the proposed monument must be submitted to Council for approval.
Where the Council designates land for a Memorial Park or Berm Cemetery, headstones and other monuments may only be erected subject to conditions specified by the Council.