Cemetery management goes digital
Published on 29 September 2021
New cemetery management software will be introduced by Murray River Council to assist with management of its 6 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 exiting burials.
The new system will deliver detailed mapping and photography of all known plots whilst consolidating plot data into the software program.
Mayor, Cr 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”.
“Once the implementation period is complete, the cemetery management software will also provide the community with real-time access to cemetery information via Council’s website,” he said.
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.