Footpath works in the E vaults area at Keilor Cemetery
As part of footpath renewal works program, we are undertaking maintenance and reconstruction of the internal footpaths in Keilor Cemetery's E vaults area.
Yarra Glen Cemetery future works
We are planning grave construction works to meet the future needs of families who wish to purchase a new grave in the Yarra Glen Cemetery.
We would like to thank the families who responded to our public notice in December 2021.
As a result of descendants and experts coming forward, some additional interment locations were identified, and our records have been updated accordingly.
Research and results
GMCT conducted research to locate any unmarked graves in the Wesleyan and Lawn areas with a geophysical investigation using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) that yielded no results.
The next step has been to reach out to the community, and again we have not located any historical unmarked graves.
Based on these results GMCT is now able to commence new grave construction works in the Wesleyan and Lawn areas in June 2022.
If, however GMCT locates a historical unmarked grave during the works, the grave will remain undisturbed.
We will erect a monument to honour the memory of the individuals buried in unmarked graves listed in the public notice.
This monument will be located at the front entrance of the Yarra Glen Cemetery and provide the family members and descendants a place where they can visit and remember.
For further information about this project or to assist with information specific to the unmarked areas of the Wesleyan and Lawn areas at Yarra Glen Cemetery please visit Your Say GMCT.
Williamstown Cemetery works
We are undertaking works near the Methodist I area and the western end of Salvation Army A area.
To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff this area will be fenced off for the duration of the works. During the works parts of the Methodist I, and Baptist A areas will have restricted access for two weeks during the construction period.
At this time if you wish to visit your loved one’s grave, please approach the site manager who will facilitate your visit if it is safe to do so.
Some internal roads will also be closed during the works and the contractor will have a traffic management plan and signage in place.
As part of the works, the donations to medical science memorial garden will be relocated and refurbished with new plants and trees.
Book of Remembrance
We are seeking feedback from family members and loved ones who come to visit the Book of Remembrance currently located at Fawkner Memorial Park's Holy Angels Mausoleum.
If you would like to engage with us on any of these or future projects, please fill out the form below. Click here for our Community Engagement Policy.