Whanganui District Council is beginning a review of its Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw 2016. At the council's strategy and finance committee meeting on 21 September 2021, councillors approved the proposal to undertake a substantive review of the bylaw.
The bylaw sets out the regulations for burials and cremations in public, council-owned and administered cemeteries and crematoria in the district. The bylaw was introduced in 2016, and is due for its five-year review.
The council is looking to establish an advisory panel to assist with the bylaw, and wider public feedback will take place later this year.