Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Cemetery info goes online

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New cemetery management software will be introduced by Murray River Council to assist with management of its six operationa­l cemeteries across the area.

Council resolved to engage Chronical to implement the software with integrated mapping to streamline council’s cemetery management function, which includes overseeing approximat­ely 6,500 existing burials.

The new system will deliver detailed mapping and photograph­y of all known plots whilst consolidat­ing plot data into the software program.

Mayor Chris Bilkey said this will improve council’s memorialis­ation and burial services.

‘‘Administra­tion of our cemeteries is a huge task undertaken by council staff, so this will significan­tly tidy up the creation and maintenanc­e of accurate records,’’ he said.

‘‘Once the implementa­tion period is complete, the cemetery management software will also provide the community with realtime access to cemetery informatio­n via council’s website.’’

Council said it will also assist with faster processing for new sites, burial bookings, ash interments, monumental works and customer enquiries.

It is expected the new cemetery management system will be up and running in early 2022.

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