Some of the most sought after real estate in Sydney will soon be up for grabs as city Councillors voted to clear the graves and replace them with much needed apartment blocks.
Rookwood cemetery in Sydney’s west will be the first to be cleared and will be replaced by a 16 storey, 200 million dollar unit complex built by Adco constructions.
CEO of Adco constructions, Bob Hill, said it was high time the city made use of the prime real estate.
“For too long the dead have had some of the best views in the city while the living commute 90 minutes to work each day”
“Our statistics indicate Sydney’s housing crisis would be solved tomorrow if every graveyard in the city was turned into a place of living rather than mourning”
Not everyone was happy with the move with Sydney priest, Josh Stanton, saying we’ve buried our dead since we were created and there’s no good reason to stop now.
“Ever since we came from the Garden of Eden we’ve felt the need to bury the dead before sending them off to meet God”
“To turn this grave site into a useful place to live is disrespectful to the bones in the ground and I’m sure if they were still alive today they’d want to continue being an inconvenience to the living.”
“Besides, what better way to remember your lost ones than chucking them in a wooden box and lowering them down into the worms and then driving past it occasionally.”