- Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust – announcement of Trust appointments - 2018
- Official Opening and Blessing of Melbourne’s Saint Michael the Archangel Mausoleum
- Bunurong Memorial Park awarded Gold in 2018 Driven x Design, Melbourne Design Awards
- 2018 Mother’s Day Remembrance Service at Bunurong Memorial Park
- SMCT Honoured to Now Serve Sorrento's Community
- Artist’s trail winds its way to Bunurong Memorial Park
- Victoria's Proud War History Lives on Through our Booklet
- Bunurong Memorial Park's Cremation Viewing Room Upgraded
- The Vanitas Experience at Melbourne General Cemetery
- SMCT receives Runner-Up award in the ‘Best Wellbeing Program’
- Sorrento Public Cemetery
- Loved ones honoured at special Christmas Remembrance Service
- SMCT Annual Meeting
- Many voices, singing as one
- A special community service honours the lives of children
- SMCT All Souls Day Services
- RSL Remembrance Day Service 2017
- 2017 - Police Remembrance End of Day Reflection
- Father's Day Remembrance Service 2017
- Springvale Botanical Cemetery’s Cremation Viewing Room Upgraded
- Bunurong Memorial Park - Runner up in 2016 American Cemetery Excellence Awards
- What's on at SMCT
Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust wins at the City of Greater Dandenong Sustainability Awards
This has been achieved in the Sustainable Development category, for the ground breaking development of the Clarence Reardon Centre at Springvale Botanical Cemetery.
The Centre, which opened in August 2014, was $12 million investment in community facilities by SMCT at our largest site, the Springvale Botanical Cemetery, which is visited by millions of Victorians each year.
It comprises Café Vita et flores, multipurpose function rooms and the corporate headquarters for SMCT.
The Clarence Reardon Centre is a leading example of sustainable design, with environmentally friendly features including the extensive use of solar panels and natural light, high-efficiency air-conditioning units complemented by natural ventilation, rainwater tanks and preferred building materials.
SMCT commissioned Architects GHD Woodhead (GHD) with the design brief for innovation in sustainability and best practice environmental performance.
This design excellence applied to the construction and engineering has created a carbon neutral building that is a local leader in sustainable design and operation.
The innovation in sustainability has been achieved through the design excellence of Architects GHD, including: solar panels, mechanically assisted natural ventilation, a mix of high-efficiency chilled beams and chilled water fan air-conditioning units, building fabrics designed to optimise thermal performance and reduce energy consumption, installation of rainwater tanks and the use of environmentally preferred materials.
Construction of this $12 million state-of-the-art building commenced in July 2013, with Occupation in August 2014.