Colac’s Colanda Centre could become a new cemetery if the State Government acts on a proposal from Geelong Cemeteries Trust to take over the site.
Geelong Cemeteries Trust regional operations co-ordinator Warren McKean told the Colac Herald the trust had been interested “for some time” in the site of the soon-to-close disability centre.
“We have an expression of interest with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Treasury and Finance,” Mr McKean said.
“At this point, it is very much a helicopter view; if that land was available and it could be used for a cemetery, we would be interested.”
Mr McKean said the Colac Cemetery, which covers about seven hectares of land on Gravesend Street, Hearn Street and Pound Road, had enough space to operate for another 30 years.
“We are planning about 200 years in advance and we are well short of where we need to be,” he said.
“We looked at a number of different places, but nothing that is immediately viable.”
See today’s Colac Herald for more.