Your Council

Cemeteries and Crematorium Bylaw review

We're reviewing the rules relating to how we manage cemeteries in Palmerston North. Informal consultation has now closed. We'll ask for formal submissions next year.

Council manages four cemeteries and one crematorium: 

  • Ashhurst Cemetery
  • Bunnythorpe Cemetery
  • Kelvin Grove Cemetery and Crematorium
  • Terrace End Cemetery

The Cemeteries and Crematorium Bylaw facilitates the service we provide, covering issues like the sale of burial plots, vehicle control, and keeping the graves and monuments in good order.

We invited your feedback on whether the bylaw adequately manages these issues. You can download a copy of the current bylaw from the bottom of this page.

Timeline of the review process

We've just completed informal consultation and will take your feedback into account when we draft changes to the bylaw in early 2018. 

  • November: Report to Council
  • November-December: Informal consultation
  • January-February: Draft changes to policy/bylaw
  • March: Report to Council to seek approval to consult
  • March-April: Formal consultation period
  • June-August: Hearings, deliberation, adoption