VOLUNTEERS at the Yenda Progress Association built a fence from scratch surrounding the Yenda cemetery.
The community action group mobilised as soon as they heard there was confusion surrounding the boundary line between the cemetery and the neighbouring farm.
Treasurer of the Yenda Progress Association Lou Forner said the cemetery would not fill up in his lifetime, but it was satisfying to do something for future generations.
“A surveyor realised the farm was encroaching on the cemetery’s lot and we thought we would clear the issue up once and for all,” Mr Forner said.
“It is great to have finished a project that will save any trouble for future generations of locals.
“The Griffith City Council donated all the materials and the work has been done by our volunteers since May.”
Casella Wines also pitched in with a donation.
Council was pleased to pitch in the funding for materials because it feared taking responsible of the whole project may have been too expensive.
Council’s director of infrastructure and operations Dallas Bibby said the work Yenda Progress Association put into erecting the fence saved the rate-payers considerable expense.
“Even though it was a substantial expense funding the project, it would have been much more expensive for council if we didn’t have the joint volunteer project,” Mr Bibby said.
“Council was thrilled to help because the fence secures the cemetery with its correct boundaries and keeps stray animals out.
“We were very thankful the Yenda Progress Association put its hands up to help on this important project.”