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Harkness development


A landmark design opportunity connecting past, present & future

We are seeking a suitably qualified consortium to lead the master planning process for a new cemetery development at Harkness adjoining Melbourne’s West Growth Corridor.

Our 128 hectare greenfield site at Harkness represents the largest cemetery development project in Victoria for 100 years, and it will serve Victoria’s communities for more than 100 years to come.

Victorians will benefit from the foresight of land use planners who set aside a number of parcels of land to meet future community needs, including our greenfield site at Harkness.

The successful consortium will develop a long-term master plan for the site, and a detailed design for the first stage of the development in order to meet local cemetery needs in the short term.

This is an unprecedented opportunity to work with GMCT, our communities and our stakeholders to reimagine the public cemetery and what it can offer the communities we serve.

Our vision for the greenfields site at Harkness

"a trusted and reassuring sanctuary that evokes feelings of warmth, comfort and peace to connect people with the qualities of nature and community.”

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