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Rookwood Cemetery recognised for art and culture

Rookwood General Cemetery was recognised as an ABA100 Winner for Community Contribution in The Australian Business Awards 2018 and the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) for Excellence in Arts and Culture. Both awards acknowledged Rookwood General Cemetery as a business that encourages social cohesion and embraces multiculturalism through its diverse program of events held at the cemetery throughout the year. The Australian Business Awards commended Rookwood General Cemetery for its Community Contribution which it delivers through its stakeholder engagement strategy. The purpose of this strategy is to create more informed policies, projects, programs and services for Rookwood...

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Muslim community given reprieve on burial shortage at Rookwood

  The consecration of thousands of new plots at Rookwood Cemetery will help address the serious shortage of burial land for Sydney’s Muslim community. Muslims have been laid to rest at Rookwood since the mid-twentieth century, but the lack of available land has become an increasingly contentious issue. For the formal consecration of 2,000 new allotments, the whole community was represented in the Muslim tradition by Khaled Alameddine from the Lebanese Muslim Association (LMA) and Sheik Yahya Safi at 8.30am on Wednesday 16 May. The additional burial space will provide a short term solution for the Muslim community who...

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