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Natural Burials in Our Shire

If being close to nature is important or you're eco-conscious, a natural burial may be of interest to you and your family.

This greener way to bury your loved ones has become a popular choice in place of granite monuments at conventional cemeteries.

Along with an increased interest in this natural option, a dedicated local group had been the driving force behind it.

In consultation with special interest group Death and Dying Matters, in 2021 the Shire established a designated area of the Karridale Cemetery for natural burials.

Natural burials offer the community a unique and sustainable final resting place with minimal disturbance to the natural bushland environment.

With a natural burial, the body is returned to nature in a biodegradable coffin made from natural fibres. 

Natural burial sites are located to the left of the entrance in the southeast corner of Karridale Cemetery. This unique pocket of bushland will become progressively vegetated with natural plant species as plots are utilised, encouraging revegetation and birds and fauna to visit.

You can find out more about natural burials and other cemetery info at Cemeteries and Burials or for further information, please contact Shire Rangers at [email protected] or on 9780 5695.

11 Oct 2023 Topic Type
General News
Place
Karridale and Kurdardup
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