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CEMETERIES AND CREMATORIA ACT 2013 - As at 8 January 2019 - Act 105 of 2013


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Act
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Objects of Act
   4.      Interpretation
   5.      Relationship of Act and Crown Land Management Act 2016 and other legislation

   PART 2 - ADMINISTRATION

           Division 1 - Constitution and management of Cemeteries Agency

   6.      Constitution of Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW
   7.      Status of Cemeteries Agency
   8.      Control and management of Cemeteries Agency
   9.      Ministerial control of Cemeteries Agency
   10.     Staff of Cemeteries Agency
   11.     Delegation of functions

           Division 2 - Functions of Cemeteries Agency

              Subdivision 1 - Principal functions

   12.     Functions--generally
   13.     Other functions

              Subdivision 2 - Ancillary functions

   14.     Reserve power to acquire land in the public interest
   15.     Arrangements with other persons and bodies

           Division 3 - The Board

              Subdivision 1 - Constitution of Board

   16.     Board of the Cemeteries Agency

              Subdivision 2 - Duties and liabilities of Board members

   17.     Interpretation
   18.     Care and diligence--civil obligation only
   19.     Disclosure of material personal interest--civil obligations
   20.     Use of position--civil obligations
   21.     Use of information--civil obligations

           Division 4 - Finance

   22.     The Cemeteries Agency Fund
   23.     Investment of money in Cemeteries Agency Fund
   24.     Interment service levies
   25.     Payment of penalties and fines into the Cemeteries Agency Fund

   PART 3 - REGULATION OF INTERMENT INDUSTRY

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   26.     Definitions
   27.     Cemeteries and Crematoria Register

           Division 2 - Codes of practice

   28.     Codes of practice
   29.     Nature of codes of practice
   30.     Approval of codes of practice

           Division 3 - Interment industry schemes

   31.     Regulations relating to establishment of interment industry schemes
   32.     Consultation to be undertaken on regulations establishing interment industry schemes

           Division 4 - Improvement notices

   33.     Issue of improvement notice by Cemeteries Agency
   34.     Failure to end contravention--civil obligation
   35.     Cemeteries Agency may take action to remedy consequences of contravention

           Division 5 - Short term orders

   36.     Making of short term orders
   37.     Duration of short term orders
   38.     Compliance with short terms orders--civil obligation

           Division 6 - Enforceable undertakings

   39.     Undertakings relating to contraventions of Act, regulations and interment industry scheme
   40.     Enforcement of undertakings

           Division 7 - Management of cemetery operators

   41.     Performance reporting by cemetery and crematorium operators--civil obligations
   42.     Records--civil obligation
   43.     Reports by cemetery and crematorium operators--civil obligations

   PART 4 - INTERMENT RIGHTS

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   44.     Definitions

           Division 2 - Interment rights

              Subdivision 1 - Preliminary

   45.     Application of Division

              Subdivision 2 - Interment rights generally

   46.     Nature of interment right
   47.     Types of interment right
   48.     Duration of interment right
   49.     Interment rights may be bequeathed
   50.     Rules of intestacy to apply to interment rights not bequeathed
   51.     Interment right to pass to surviving joint holder
   52.     Revocation of perpetual interment rights
   53.     Compensation

              Subdivision 3 - Renewable interment rights

   54.     Grant and renewal of renewable interment rights
   55.     Re-use of interment sites and removal of memorials

              Subdivision 4 - Grant and transfer of interment rights generally

   56.     Grant of interment right
   57.     Content of interment right
   58.     Transfer of interment right to person other than a cemetery operator
   59.     Transfer of interment right to cemetery operator
   60.     Grant or transfer of interment right may be refused
   61.     Cemetery operator may determine holder of interment right
   62.     Interment right not required for scattering of cremated remains

              Subdivision 5 - Miscellaneous

   63.     Register of interment rights, memorials, cremations and interments
   64.     Keeping of register and documents
   65.     Certificates for interment rights
   66.     Exhumations
   67.     Order for interment
   68.     Hours of burial
   69.     Heritage advisory committee

           Division 3 - Offence

   70.     Offence relating to conduct in cemeteries

   PART 5 - OPERATION OF CROWN CEMETERIES AND CREMATORIA

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   71.     Interpretation
   72.     Exemption power--Cemeteries Agency

           Division 2 - Crown cemetery operators

              Subdivision 1 - Appointment of Crown cemetery operators

   73.     Cemeteries Agency may make recommendations about appointments of operators
   74.     Special provisions for Crown cemetery operators that are statutory land managers
   75.     Delegation of functions by Crown cemetery operators
           76-80. (Repealed)

              Subdivision 2 - Conduct of operator members

   80A.    Application of Subdivision
   81.     Interpretation
   82.     Care and diligence--civil obligation only
   83.     Use of position--civil obligations
   84.     Use of information--civil obligations
   85.     Notification of significant events
   86.     Codes of conduct
   87.     Disclosure of material personal interest by members of trust board--civil obligations
   88.     Invitations for tenders
   89.     Liability of operator board, members and other persons

              Subdivision 3 - Strategic plans

   90.     Strategic plans
   91.     Guidelines for strategic plans
   92.     Amendment, replacement or revocation of strategic plan

              Subdivision 4 - Plans of management

   93.     Preparation of draft plan of management
   94.     Guidelines for draft plans of management
   95.     Referral and exhibition of draft plans
   96.     Adoption of plan of management
   97.     Alteration or cancellation of plan
   98.     Plan of management for submerged land
   98A.    Saving of certain plans of management

              Subdivision 5 - Financial management, audits and reports

   99.     Annual report
   100.    Nature of report of operations
   101.    Additional information--civil obligation
   102.    Inspection etc of Crown cemetery operator

              Subdivision 6 - Committees

   103.    Establishment and functions of committees
   104.    Membership and procedure of committees
   105.    Committee guidelines

              Subdivision 7 - Miscellaneous

   106.    Planning, conduct and maintenance
   107.    Fees and charges

   PART 6 - LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AND OTHER MATTERS

           Division 1 - Proceedings for offences

   108.    Nature of proceedings for offences
   109.    Persons who may commence proceedings
   110.    Time for commencing proceedings
   111.    Penalty notices

           Division 2 - Civil penalty provisions

   112.    Definitions
   113.    When a provision is a civil penalty provision
   114.    Proceedings for contravention of civil penalty provision
   115.    Contravening a civil penalty provision is not an offence
   116.    Persons involved in contravening a civil penalty provision
   117.    Civil proceedings after criminal proceedings
   118.    Criminal proceedings during civil proceedings
   119.    Criminal proceedings after civil proceedings
   120.    Recovery of pecuniary penalty
   121.    Proceedings may be brought by Cemeteries Agency or authorised officer
   122.    Evidence given in proceedings for pecuniary penalty order not admissible in criminal proceedings

           Division 3 - Civil infringement notices

   123.    Object
   124.    When an infringement notice can be given

   PART 7 - INVESTIGATION AND ENFORCEMENT POWERS

           Division 1 - Appointment of authorised officers

   125.    Authorised officers
   126.    Scope of authority
   127.    Identification

           Division 2 - Powers of authorised officers

   128.    Interpretation
   129.    Purposes for which powers under Division may be exercised
   130.    Power to enter premises
   131.    Search warrants
   132.    Powers of authorised officers
   133.    Power to detain and search vehicles
   134.    Requirement to provide information and records
   135.    Requirement to state name and address
   136.    Provisions relating to requirements to provide documents or information or answer questions

           Division 3 - Offences in relation to authorised officers

   137.    Offence: obstructing authorised officer
   138.    Offence: impersonating authorised officer

   PART 8 - MISCELLANEOUS

   139.    Service of documents
   140.    Exchange of information
   141.    Personal liability
   142.    Regulations
   143.    (Repealed)
   144.    Review of Act
   145.    Investigation and report by IPART
           SCHEDULE 1
           SCHEDULE 2
           SCHEDULE 3
           SCHEDULE 4
           SCHEDULE 5
           Schedule 6 (Repealed)
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