Press Releases


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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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Removal of mausoleum ladders 30/01/2018

Occupational health and safety concerns have seen The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust make a policy decision to remove ladders used by visitors at the mausoleums it manages across Melbourne.

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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.

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Bushfire Guidelines 14/01/2015

In September 2012 the towns of Warrandyte and Emerald were identified by the CFA as being in high bushfire risk locations and this includes the Anderson's Creek Cemetery and the Emerald Cemetery.