To ensure the effective ongoing operations of Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries NSW, our organisation is governed by a ministerially appointed Administrator.  

Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries NSW is a part of the Office of OneCrown Cemeteries - a Government initiative entrusted to bring together Northern Cemeteries, Rookwood General Cemetery, Rookwood Necropolis Land Manager and Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries NSW, while the NSW Government determines the final operating model for the Crown cemetery sector.

On the 28th of May 2021, Ms Lee Shearer was appointed by The Hon Melinda Pavey, MP, Minster for Lands and Water, as Administrator of the statutory land managers in a governance function for a term of one year, ending on the 27th of May 2022.

This appointment has now been extended by The Hon Kevin Anderson for a further 12 months and Ms Lee Shearer will continue this governance function in place of a Board, up until the 27th May 2023.

Please be assured that Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries NSW is not in financial administration. The administrator is appointed under the Crown Land Management Act 2016 to act as a ‘one person Board’ and ensure ongoing governance of the Crown land managers.

For more information about our corporate governance, please contact us.

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