DEATH is coming and Sydney is fast running out of places to bury its corpses.

Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW (CCNSW) figures show only 310,000 to 330,000 spaces left for new interments in metropolitan Sydney and — based on projected population growth, deaths and burial rates — they could run out in as little as 32 years.

The situation is most grave for the Jewish and Muslim faith communities, whose religions forbid cremation.

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies chief executive Vic Alhadeff estimated there would be no graves available for sale to Jewish people within four to six years.

 

Read the full article by Isabell Petrinic in the Wentworth Courier at The Daily Telegraph (subscriber only).

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