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Please take extra care when visiting our sites during this period of extreme wet weather

28 October 2022
A photograph of rain dripping off the leaves of a tree at Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

Community notice: Visiting Lake Genesis at Bunurong Memorial Park

We ask our community to take extra precautions when visiting the area surrounding Lake Genesis during this period of extreme rainfall. Due to the continuous rainfall, the area surrounding the lake is experiencing overflow, making the ground waterlogged and unstable. This area has been temporarily sectioned off for your safety and we ask for your patience as we continue to monitor conditions.

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With the recent high rainfall across Victoria and continuing wet weather, some areas within our grounds have become affected by saturated soils and the impacts of continued and prolonged rain.

Over the last few months, our grounds have been struggling to drain as quickly as they normally would, due to the continuous rain volume and the heavy-clay nature of the soil across our sites.

While our teams are doing everything they can to keep our grounds safe and looking their best, these conditions present a number of challenges and for us and our community including wet, slippery paths, and muddy, waterlogged lawns and some areas becoming temporarily inaccessible.

We expect our grounds to drain naturally as drier weather approaches, but in the meantime, your safety is our number one priority and during the wet season we ask you to please:

  • Stay on sealed paths as much as possible when the ground is very muddy
  • Drive carefully in the rain, keeping to the speed limit displayed, and pull over if your visibility is impaired
  • Park only in designated parking spaces, and not on grass
  • Wear appropriate footwear and avoid stepping on or over fallen branches or debris
  • Avoid placing loose items on the resting place of a loved one that could be easily damaged or displaced by rain and wind

In any extreme weather conditions, consider rescheduling your visit.


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