Virginia Pet Crematorium Development in Brisbane Receives Council Approval

Brisbane City Council has finally approved a proposal from Pet Angel Property Holdings Pty Ltd to build a pet crematorium in Virginia.

Once completed, this establishment will be Pet Angel’s first crematorium in Brisbane. However, the company specializing in pet funerals is also operating a similar establishment in the Gold Coast.

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In November 2018, Pet Angel filed the development application to reuse an industrial property at 9/66 Pritchard Road, some 3.6 kilometres away from Wavell Heights, as an animal burial and crematorium. The company cited that its business should meet the rising demands for a pet crematorium in Brisbane without causing significant changes or impact to the surrounding facilities.

Under the proposal, Pet Angel intends to trade daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with cremator hours ending at 4:00 p.m. However, the approved proposal did not indicate when the facility should begin construction or set a projected opening date.

As of April 2019, Pet Angel waived the Appeal Period afforded to development applicants. The pet funeral business instead informed the Council that it was “satisfied with the Decision Notice.”

Pet Angel, a family-owned business, opened in the Gold Coast in 2014. Apart from burial and cremation services, the company also has commemorative products for pet owners to have something to remember their beloved furry best friends by.