Hon John Castrilli MLA

Hon John Castrilli MLA

Former Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    Second chapel for Pinnaroo Cemetery

    24/04/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • Government response to increasing demand for cremations at Pinnaroo
    • New chapel and condolence lounge opened

    An overwhelming demand for services at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park has been addressed with Local Government Minister John Castrilli today officially opening a second chapel.

     

    “The existing chapel was unable to cope with the number of bookings the park now receives. This new facility will serve the Western Australian community for generations to come,” Mr Castrilli said.

     

    “As the population and community’s use of Pinnaroo has grown, the State Government has responded to demand and expanded the facilities available at the park, with the construction of a second crematorium and chapel.”

     

    Opened to the public in 1978, Pinnaroo has grown from a small memorial park in the then developing northern corridor to a major cemetery serving a significant urban population.

     

    “The new facility, which is a mirror image of the first chapel and condolence lounge, is a building of both architectural and social importance, designed and built by Western Australians,” the Minister said.

     

    “I am sure the thousands of families who access this important community facility each year will find it to be a fitting and appropriate building in which to farewell a loved one.”

     

          Fact File

    • Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park opened in 1978, with the first crematorium opened in 2002
    • More than 1,500 families use these cremation services each year
    • The new chapel seats 126 mourners and incorporates a state-of-the-art audio visual system

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