Your Council

Cemeteries and Crematorium Bylaw review

We're reviewing the rules relating to how we manage cemeteries in Palmerston North. First, we'd like to hear from you. Take the survey below to have your say.

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 invite 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're now at the informal consultation stage. We'll ask for formal submissions next year.

  • 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

Tell us what you think