Last week, funeral directors and staff of the Catholic Cemeteries + Crematoria (CCC) attended the launch of the newest crematoria in metropolitan Sydney. The state of the art facilities at Kemps Creek, will help the not for profit CCC achieve its mission of caring for all faith and community groups by providing affordable and high quality death-care services.
Built by leading construction services company Paynter Dixon, the modern office and crematoria will provide CCC a contemporary and welcoming environment to meet with families to discuss their arrangements. The facilities offer private viewing rooms for those who wish to reflect upon the life of their loved ones on site.
The attendees viewed a presentation by Armen Mikaelian, Head of New Business which showcased the new facilities at Kemps Creek, as well as a new chapel, café and condolence lounge at Liverpool Cemetery. Mr Mikaelian believes these amenities will provide “an affordable cremation offering to all our customers and communities in greater western Sydney”.
With 70 per cent of Australians choosing cremation over traditional burial, Sydney Crematorium will offer the latest technology to service community members in favour of more environmental and cost-friendly options. As the end-to-end cremation process is solely managed by CCC, the organisation can effectively monitor each step of the operation unlike other commercial entities.
Greg Tucker, Regional Manager Cemetery Services affirmed “the launch of the Sydney Crematorium marks a significant and exciting expansion of the services delivered by Catholic Cemeteries + Crematoria. Centrally located at Kemps Creek, in one of the largest growth corridors in Sydney, the crematorium has been designed to deliver caring and respectful cremation services to every community. It also represents a significant investment in critical infrastructure by CCC for the people of south western Sydney and greater Sydney alike. “