STOP the Deterioration of Karrakatta Cemetery

STOP the Deterioration of Karrakatta Cemetery

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Saving Family Headstones at Karrakatta started this petition to Hon John Carey MLA (Minister for Local Government)

Karrakatta is one of Perth's oldest and most popular cemeteries. Sadly, its grounds have been deteriorating for decades, making this historic cemetery an eyesore for visitors.

The excessive leaf and tree debris not only damages the landscape and distresses families, but it also poses a significant safety risk for the elderly and disabled, not to mention its susceptibility to catching fire, which could potentially spread to the Hollywood Reserve bushland. This is despite the Cemeteries Act 1986 requiring cemetery boards to "preserve and maintain a cemetery in a safe, clean and orderly condition."

Karrakatta's operator, the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (MCB), continually provides the excuse that they do not 'have the resources' for the upkeep of the entire cemetery. However, they continue to undertake their long-running redevelopment and headstone removal program which—according to their annual reports—is quite costly.

We call upon the Minister for Local Government, Hon John Carey MLA, to direct the Board to immediately dedicate adequate resources to the acceptable maintenance and restoration of Karrakatta Cemetery. 

For more information and to join the fight, please like the Saving Family Headstones at Karrakatta. Please Save our Cemetery Facebook page and join the Saving Family Headstones at Karrakatta Facebook group. 

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