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Official opening of Keilor Cemetery extension 30/08/2017

GMCT is pleased to invite you to the official opening of the Keilor Cemetery extension and provide you with an update on the availability of new graves for the community. Keilor Cemetery has been servicing the local area since 1856, and this heritage cemetery has been nearing capacity in recent years. The extension is a major milestone, providing over 5000 new graves to serve  strong community demand.

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Our customer promise 07/08/2017

GMCT understands the importance of compassionate, reliable and consistent information and services and of listening to what you want from your local cemetery.  We have recently updated our customer service charter and released a new series of cemetery maps to improve your experience with us.

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GMCT CEO on talkback radio 08/08/2017

In July, GMCT CEO Jacqui Weatherill joined 774 radio host Hilary Harper in studio for her breakfast program to talk about the role of cemeteries as emotive landscapes, offering people tranquility, recreation and the opportunity to “heal their soul”.  

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Roadworks at Fawkner Memorial Park 31/07/2017

Please note roadworks will be carried out at Fawkner Memorial Park from Monday 31 July 2017 until Friday 11 August 2017.

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Change to Altona Memorial Park office hours 21/07/2017

Please note the office and reception at Altona Memorial Park will be closed on Saturday 22 July 2017.

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History in colour 04/07/2017

The recent Williamstown Cemetery fountain christening was marked with a family event for all ages, designed to educate those in attendance about the rich history of the cemetery and the important role cemeteries play within our communities.

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Mapping for the community 05/07/2017

What does it take to map a large public open space as complex and historically rich as a cemetery? GMCT mapping specialists Tina Bell and Karina Vitiritti are working with innovative new technologies to make it easier for our cemetery visitors to find the resting places of ancestors and notable gravesites.

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Free rose pruning workshops 09/07/2017

A free rose pruning workshop will be held at Fawkner Memorial Park on Sunday 9 July. GMCT’s outdoor senior supervisors will lead up-close, hands-on demonstrations of how best to care for your roses before spring sets in.

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Revisiting GMCT history 29/06/2017

GMCT recently presented the restored historic fountain at Williamstown Cemetery to a very special guest - a descendant of the fountain's original benefactor. 

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Excellent behaviour rewarded at local kindergarten 09/06/2017

GMCT trust member and community advisory committee chair Liz Beattie was pleased to present kindergarten children at Newport Gardens Early Years Learning Centre with a Certificate of Excellent Behaviour following the recent christening of the Williamstown fountain.