Hamilton City Council is proposing to change the Cemeteries bylaw and is asking for comment.
There will be a meeting on this bylaw tomorrow, this Tuesday 27 March at 10.30am in the Council Reception Lounge.
The main change proposed is to provide for natural burial in addition to the current options of cremation and interment in the lawn cemetery.
With natural burial there is no embalming, caskets etc. must be biodegradable and there are no permanent memorials. Subsequently the natural burial area will be fully planted and returned to vegetation, thereby reducing ongoing maintenance costs.
If you wish to submit on the natural burial proposal in Clause 22 of the bylaw you may do so online at www.hamilton.co.nz/consultation or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 27 April 2012.