PHOTOS: Calliope gets new cemetery as the other is near full

WORK has started in Calliope on a new cemetery, which will include 44 concrete crypts, with provision for more grave sites to be created as they are needed.

The original cemetery was created in 1900, it houses 511 graves, and has just three vacant plots.

Gladstone Regional Council parks and recreation portfolio councillor Graham McDonald said the crypts had been chosen for the new facility because they require less land than traditional graves, they require little maintenance, they are clean and tidy with no excavation mess and they remove the issues which can occur when traditional graves are dug in difficult soils.

Boyds Bay Landscaping is carrying out the construction work, which Cr McDonald said would be completed before the original cemetery was full.

The new facility will also have provision for the internment of ashes along the pathways and will have a memorial sundial garden.


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