A protest will be staged on Friday, June 14, in opposition to the potential sale or lease of the council-owned crematorium and lawn cemetery.
It comes after the Tender Funerals Working Party called on Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to stop the expression of interest process around the potential sale or lease of the Innes Gardens Memorial Park Crematorium and Lawn Cemetery and consult with the community.
The working party's concerns include the likelihood of increased cremation costs to the community if a sale or lease went ahead.
The protest, which will begin at 11.30am on Friday, June 14, is organised by the Tender Funerals Working Party in conjunction with Mid North Coast Dying with Dignity NSW.
Concerned community members are invited to join the protest at the Innes Gardens Memorial Park Crematorium and Lawn Cemetery entrance at Philip Charley Drive.
The council in October 2018 decided to seek formal expressions of interest from providers of funeral, cemetery, crematoria and related services to explore the potential sale or long-term lease of either the entire Innes Gardens Crematorium and Lawn Cemetery or the crematorium alone.
A decision over the next step has yet to be made.
The council-owned and operated facility, established in 1984, provides a range of crematorium, cemetery and memorialisation services.
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