As an organisation and a trusted partner to all Victorians, the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT) is committed to upholding care, kindness and respect for all our communities.
As part of that commitment, the GMCT works toward making all families and communities feel included in the design of physical spaces we steward, and in the delivery of all services that we provide.
We use our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2020-2025 to direct our efforts toward these ends. It reflects part of our broader vision: an accessible and inclusive GMCT where people with disability are able to access our cemeteries and participate fully in all our activities and services.
Our DAIP was developed in consultation with our Community Advisory Committee, GMCT staff, Vision Australia, Expressions Australia, AMAZE, Cerebral Palsy Support Network, KNLC and the individuals with disability who shared their time and lived experiences. Their experience and expertise directed the DAIP, just as the DAIP now directs our work.
Our DAIP informs the future design of facilities, services and programs by making clear our priority areas for action:
Access to cemetery grounds, building and facilities
Access to services
Access to information
Access to an inclusive customer experience
Access to an inclusive workplace
As we reduce barriers, promote inclusion, change attitudes and improve outcomes for people with disability, the work our DAIP directs us toward will help us deliver environments and services that are accessible for, and enjoyed by, everyone in the communities we serve across greater Melbourne.
Our progress and achievements in delivering on our DAIP commitments are reported in our Annual Report each year. You can download and read our DAIP by clicking below.Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2020-2025