Aucklanders can now have their say on potential development zones to create additional burial capacity within Waikumete
Auckland Council is seeking feedback on where additional burial capacity can be created, as well as acceptable
alternative burial methods to guide the Waikumete Cemetery Expansion Assessment. Feedback can be submitted via the council website
from 5 March until 2 April 2019.
While existing cemeteries provide adequate body burial capacity in the north and south of the region, there is a need to
increase burial space for communities in the west. There is currently less than five years’ demand of lawn burial plots
available for purchase at Waikumete, and no remaining areas within the cemetery that allow easy development of
additional burial plots.
“Waikumete Cemetery is of historical, cultural and ecological significance and we’re at a point where development for
new burial areas is challenging,” says Councillor Penny Hulse, Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee
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