• The CCANSW is planning for its  next conference, to be held in Orange, New South Wales, AU, November 14th 2019. A key topic for the conference will be “Unearthing the Right ICT Tools. How to meet your requirements under Part 4 of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013”.  The topic will be of immense interest to an industry working towards compliance with the relatively new Act and its evolving Regulation.

  • The web pages for the Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW Conference, to be held in Orange (NSW) on 14th to 15th  November 2019 have been updated.

  • Here's our final update for next week's conference and CCANSW meetings scheduled for Orange, NSW, AU on 14th & 15th November 2019. A record number of registrants will be attending this regional conference.

  • One more update about the CCANSW Conference, Orange NSW, 14-15 Nov. This one is mainly for those of you who will be joining us for the booked out event, to tell you about updated programs, the Orange Cemetery tour, website information to assist you during the conference and the Showcase Video.

  • The Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW (CCANSW) invite you to the November 2019 Conference being held 14th - 15th November 2019 at Mercure Orange, Orange, NSW.

    Conference Attendance Incentive:

    free business listingFinancial CCANSW Full Members are entitled to one free conference registration to all Thursday and Friday activities.  For many Full Members, all you will need to pay for is accommodation, breakfast and travel!  This incentive is a win for all members.  Affiliate and Associate members will benefit from having more of their clients and potential clients (Full Members) at the one event, providing huge networking opportunities.

    This is the premier and only event in NSW & ACT for the cemetery and crematoria industry.

    Thursday sessions:

    Will include a number of highly relevant industry presentations and a tour to Orange Cemetery:

    • ·Florence Jaquet: “The Psychology of Design”
    • ·Dr Maciej Henneberg: “Precise and Respectful Recovery of Buried Human Remains”
    • ·George Simpson: “Exploring the possibility of grave reuse in a way that meets family needs”
    • ·Dr Philip Bachelor OAM: “Cemeteries of the Great War:  Legacy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission"
    • ·Terry King: “Cemeteries as Community Use Assets”
    • ·Dr Kerrie Noonan: “Going Beyond the Taboos: evidence based community engagement around loss and death”
    • ·Cemetery Tour to Orange Cemetery.

    Friday sessions:

    Will include further industry presentations, the CCANSW AGM and EGM:

    • ·Katherine O’Regan: “Leading Advocacy”
    • ·Steffanie von Helle & Charles Latimer: “CCNSW Strategic Projects”
    • ·Unearthing the Right Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Tools. How ICT packages can assist cemetery operators in meeting the requirements of Part 4, Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013.

    — Introduction. Pamela Green:  “Unearthing the Right Tools”

    — Michael Williamson:  “Cemetery Management Solutions, beyond just the record keeping”

    — Neil Sherrin:  “Enabling World Class Cemetery Management”

    — Joanne Wills:  “Spatial Application of Mapping Cemetery Data”

    • ·Extraordinary General Meeting and Annual General Meeting: Updating attendees on industry activities and issues.

    Detailed information on speakers and topics are featured on the following pages.

    Networking Events:

    • ·Thursday’s Principals Sponsors Dinner: Join delegates at Racines, a fine dining vineyard restaurant.  Dinner will be held in the Apple Packing Shed, providing a rustic and atmospheric experience.
    • ·Friday’s Principals Sponsors Dinner: Join the party, with dinner at the Greenhouse of Orange restaurant.  The Greenhouse provides an idyllic refuge to relax, chat and celebrate with new and old friends.  A fitting conclusion to the conference.

    Cemetery Tour:

    On Thursday morning delegates will can join a coach tour to visiting Orange General Cemetery, a tranquil 

    place for quiet reflection.  The grounds are steeped in history, with the oldest surviving headstone dating back to 1854.  The cemetery has a historic monument section, which is now closed to burials.

    The denominational lawn sections include Roman Catholic, Anglican, Greek Orthodox, Independent, Methodist, Uniting, Plymouth Brethren, Baptist, Congregational, Salvation Army, Bahai, a baby lawn and a Natural Burial section.  A number of the denominational lawn sections are also now closed to new burials and are only available for burials if allotments have been reserved.  The cemetery continues to cater for people with existing burial rights in both the monumental section and the lawn sections.

    Conference Venue:

    The Greenhouse of Orange private function room forms part of the Orange Ex-Services' Club.  This beautiful venue will offer guests a sense of space, light and elegance.  After formalities, guests will be able to take advantage of the private courtyard with subtle fragrances of fresh garden herbs.

    Accommodation Venue:

    Mercure Orange is located at the heart of the Orange Central Business District.  It is near many local wine bars, restaurants and quality shopping hot spots.

    The Mercure is part of the Orange Ex Services Club complex, the CCANSW conference venue, ensuring guests can enjoy the convenience of staying onsite, when attending the conference.  

    Optional Post Conference Wine Tasting Tour:

    On Saturday, should you wish to participate in a wine tasting tour, we recommend you book direct with Orange Wine Tours.  On the full day tour, you will visit 4 award winning cellar doors, have the opportunity to select cool climate wine varieties from aromatic dry whites to light and delicate red wines.  Full tour details can be located on the Orange Wine Tour website

    The conference will give members the opportunity to gain industry specific information.  Delegates will hear from and talk to leading industry specialists, providing you with excellent learning knowledge.  It will provide you with a platform to network with people who understand and identify with your issues and concerns.  Don’t miss it!



  • We've added more information about the growing list of  speakers & presenters for the CCANSW Orange 2019 Conference programme, with more to come. Check them out here

  • If you haven't registered for the Cemeteries & Crematoria Association's Orange Conference 2019 yet, there's still time. 

  • Chris’s presentation will highlight the modern and exciting changes taking place at Glory Marble & Granite.  As the Sydney manager for Glory Marble and Granite, Chris looks after all the daily running of the company.

  • The agendas and related documents for the general meetings to be held in Orange NSW (14-15 Nov 2019) are now online in the Members Only areas.

  • Dr Maciej Henneberg will speak to the Orange 2019 CCANSW Conference about the  “Precise and respectful recovery of buried human remains”

  • Florence is Principal of Florence Jaquet Landscape Architect (FJLA).  She is a practising landscape architect in Melbourne and has worked in Switzerland, England and France prior to her arrival in Australia 30 years ago.

  • There is widespread understanding that availability of cemetery land is a critical concern throughout Australia. Many cemeteries are predicted to reach capacity in the next 20 to 30 years.

  • Hymie Jechilevsky joined Arrow Bronze as Managing Director in 2019. Hymie is a Mechanical Engineer by profession, having also completed studies in finance, sales and manufacturing systems. Hymie’s background includes experience in managing medium to large multinational companies across the world.

  • Managing Director and Owner of Final Touch Australia, Jenny O'Neill has a  presentation that will allow you to learn a little more about Final Touch Australia.

  • In the evolving world of technology, Spatial solutions are becoming more prevalent in daily activities. Where in the past people were only concerned about data, spatial technology is now being used to provide the link between the physical location and the information collected.

  • John’s presentation will cover Norwalk’s collaboration with Rookwood on Muslim Burials, showing previous methods, their design criteria, molds and manufacture, transport and pictures of their use at a Muslim Funeral.

  • The challenges of meeting statutory requirements in terms of registers and how to meet increasing community expectations for access to information intersects with the evolving world of information technology. Do they meet in the right place? Presentations from providers of software packages designed to smooth these paths for cemetery operators will provide insight into the possibilities.

    Join us at the CCANSW Conference to be held in Orange, NSW, AU, with a great line up of speakers and presentations to discuss this and other topics including updates from regulators, spnsors and suppliers.

  • The industry is constantly changing giving rise to new entrants, new operating environment, new players and new challenges. Shaping the future to enable equitable access, quality products and services, long term planning and professional standards requires strong, informed and politically astute advocacy. This presentation explores different advocacy approaches.

  • The obligations under Part 4 of the Act and associated regulations represent the latest compliance challenge for cemeteries in NSW. With increased complexity in the regulations that govern the sector, the time and cost involved in remaining (or becoming) compliant can be a significant burden for operators.

  • Neil will provide an introduction to how integrated georectified mapping and cemetery administration modules can help enable best practice in cemetery management. He'll consider the opportunity that presents for cemeteries in the 21st Century, with a focus on Part 4 of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013.

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