Across metropolitan Sydney, more than 27,000 burial and cremation services are held each year.
NSW Crown cemeteries perform more than 68 per cent of Sydney’s burials and about 27 per cent of cremations.
Everyone has the right to an affordable burial or other end-of-life ritual in line with their faith and any relevant cultural needs.
Previous approaches to the planning, establishment, operation and winding down of burial and crematoria sites on Crown Land in Sydney are no longer suitable to meet the challenges presented by population growth, demographic change, urban expansion, and the consequent competitive land use demands.
To meet Sydney’s burial demands for the next 50 years, Crown cemeteries will need to acquire and develop about 120 hectares of land.