Press Releases


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Trust announces SES land lease 19/09/2019

The Chair of The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, Geoff Mabbett said today GMCT had agreed to lease a vacant parcel of land at its Fawkner Memorial Park site to the Victoria State Emergency Service.

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GMCT appoints new CEO 18/09/2019

Deb Ganderton has been named the new CEO of The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust.

Her appointment was announced today by the Chair of GMCT, Geoff Mabbett.

“Deb’s strong leadership and community engagement skills and her deep understanding of the challenges facing the cemetery industry make her ideally suited to build on GMCT’s achievements and customer service performance,” Mabbett said.

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New community park for Melbourne's south west 07/09/2018

The Victorian Government’s provision of $300,000 in grant funding for environmental works on vacant cemetery land at Altona will fast track the opening of a memorial parkland and nature reserve on the site, said The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust CEO, Jacqui Weatherill.

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Monuments at Northern Memorial Park 04/06/2018

A post on Facebook alleged today that some 20 gravesites had been vandalised at Northern Memorial Park. GMCT staff this afternoon inspected the area of Northern Memorial Park identified in the post. No damage to monuments or headstones was observed by GMCT staff.

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Children's section at Altona Memorial Park 17/01/2018

GMCT has begun the process of naming the children's section at Altona Memorial Park 'Garden of Little Angels'. 

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GMCT welcomes IBAC initiative 28/12/2017

The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust welcomes the action by the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission’ (IBAC) to promote to public sector organisations the initiatives undertaken by GMCT to prevent corruption.

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CEO named as public sector leader 21/08/2017

Ms. Jacqui Weatherill, chief executive of The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT), has been named one of 50 outstanding female leaders in the Victorian public sector.

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Werribee Home to Melbourne’s Newest Mausoleum 16/12/2015

Mayor of Wyndham, Cr Adele Hegedich joined Dr Jan Penney of the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust today to officially open the latest extension of the Werribee Mausoleum.

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Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery - Palm Removal 26/02/2015

The news bulletin is to provide important information for local residents regarding maintenance works currently taking place at Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery.