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Our Special Areas
As part of continuous monitoring and maintenance of our grounds, Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) has noted two areas at Bunurong Memorial Park that will require essential works to ensure we can continue to maintain a respectful and beautiful resting place for our families.
We understand the importance of honoring and celebrating the life of a loved one, and thank our families and communities for their patience and understanding during this time.
Please refer to this web page for the most up to date information on the progress of this project.
Should you have any further queries regarding these essential and temporary works, please contact the SMCT Customer Support Team on (03) 9788 9488 or via email at email@example.com.
Please note: The precise commencement of remediation works is dependent on weather and grounds conditions, however rest assured we will keep you informed of progress at every step of the way.
As part of continuous monitoring and maintenance of our grounds, we have noted that weather [VI1] and other conditions have significantly impacted grounds around the Genesis Lake area at Bunurong Memorial Park. In some places, conditions have adversely impacted the lake edge and have the potential to damage memorials or other infrastructure.
To ensure we can continue to maintain a respectful and beautiful resting place for our families, we will be undertaking major essential works to remediate the Genesis Lake area.
Timing and scope of Genesis Lake works
Initial works will start with lowering the water level in Genesis Lake from mid-May 2023, in preparation for broader remediation works in the coming months. Access to the area immediately surrounding the Lake will be restricted during this time.
The precise commencement date of remediation works of the lake perimeter, and any further restrictions to access, is dependent on weather and grounds conditions. However, rest assured we will keep you informed of progress of the works at every step of the way. For updates and information on the works and progress, including next phases of works as they are confirmed, please refer to our website at smct.org.au/genesis.
As works progress, some memorial positions may be identified as potentially at risk and will need to be temporarily moved for safe keeping. We are in direct contact with any families (Holders of Rights) who may be impacted.
If you have a preference for how we can best stay in touch, please call our SMCT Customer Support Team on (03) 9788 9488 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.