Cobram Public Cemetery is close to securing a mausoleum extension, but it needs to measure public interest before the project can go ahead.
‘‘We have been working on our business case to the DHS Cemeteries and Crematoria Unit who have to give approval for the mausoleum extension to go ahead,’’ Cobram Cemetery Trust secretary Rachael McKay said.
‘‘We are required to gauge the community requirements prior to any approval given for the extension to take place.’’
Cobram Cemetery Trust opened its first mausoleum in 2002. Extension one opened in July 2005 and extension two opened in August 2007.
The Cobram mausoleum currently houses 144 crypts, 142 of which are sold. The trust intends to extend the mausoleum by 22 double crypts, which would cost between $24,000 and $28,000.
‘‘If a family or person is interested in purchasing a crypt in the future, it is imperative that they make contact with the trust and fill out an intention to purchase or this project will not go ahead,’’ Mrs McKay said.
A meeting will be held on June 19 at 7pm in the board room of the Barooga Sports Club.