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The $2m Cheltenham Mausoleum was officially opened with a dedication and blessing by Fr Peter Zwaans earlier this month.

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Adelaide Cemeteries has recorded strong demand for the mausoleum which is located on the western side of the historic cemetery.

Of the 96 companion and 16 single crypts, 30 per cent were sold before the opening in September.

Adelaide Cemeteries CEO Robert Pitt said the majority of pre-purchased sites had been secured by South Australians with many years still ahead of them.

“As the only mausoleum and located within the main cemetery in Adelaide’s western suburbs, the Cheltenham Mausoleum has attracted strong interest,” Mr Pitt said.

“The opportunity to secure a final resting place of choice, ahead of time, appeals to many people, to ease the burden on family and to meet their personal preferences and their needs.

“By pre-purchasing their crypts, people have secured their preferred burial location within the mausoleum.

“Adelaide Cemeteries exists to create comforting places where South Australians can remember and reflect on the lives of their loved ones.

“The new Cheltenham Mausoleum provides greater choice for our community and complements our existing above-ground mausoleum facility at Enfield Memorial Park.”

Built on the last remaining area of fallow land in the Cheltenham Cemetery precinct, the mausoleum has been completed to a high standard with the use of polished granite and premium imported Italian fittings, vigil lights and embellishments.

It is designed to provide a modern, European tone and landscaped to create an air of understated prestige.

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