Rowena Morrow, Chief Strategy, Innovation and Performance Officer at the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT) in Victoria.
GMCT has led the development of an app called Discover Cemeteries which is based on two curated tours of Fawkner Memorial Park in northern Melbourne, focusing on the extraordinary lives of people who are now in our care.
Jennifer Hickey, CEO , Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW (CCNSW) and Fiona Lansdown, Director Regulatory Policy and Reform, CCNSW.
The speakers will outline elements of the proposed Interment Industry Scheme, and the key areas of feedback received from stakeholders to date.
James Hickey is Partner and Practice Leader at Deloitte Actuaries.
James will give insights on the recent findings released by IPART (with Deloitte acting in an expert adviser capacity) in regards to best practice perpetual maintenance management of cemeteries.
Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium is admired as one of Sydney’s most beautiful memorial parklands, known for its serene and picturesque gardens. The site is the largest cemetery on the North Shore spanning 59 hectares of Crown land.
Jennifer Vincent is Director, Policy and Pricing at the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW (IPART).
IPART is the NSW state government pricing authority – they set prices for government monopoly services in transport, water, energy and local government. They also undertake other regulatory or economic investigations as requested.
Michael Robertson is the Chief Operations Officer at Adelaide Cemeteries.
As Chief Operating Officer for South Australia’s largest cemetery operator, Michael is leading the charge when it comes to environmental initiatives and green credentials.
Martin is the Customer Service Director, APAC, PlotBox.
Using examples from real-life case studies, learn how cemetery providers have successfully transformed their businesses and improved the quality of service to their communities while realising operating efficiencies and mitigating risks.
Josh Saunders is a Supervisor at Memorial Gardens and Cemeteries operated by Wollongong City Council.
Lea-Ann McNeill is the General Manager ANZ Region, OpusXenta.
With an ongoing interest in family history research, the ability for families to access information on line from cemeteries and crematoria continues to be of critical importance, but for many smaller cemeteries this can be an expensive exercise.
Emma McGregor, National Sales Manager, Arrow Bronze.
Over the past 12 months the team at Arrow Bronze have manufactured a range of bespoke items for our valued customers throughout Australia & New Zealand. Emma will take you on a journey and showcase some of the projects that Arrow Bronze has delivered.
Bill Tsakalos, City Architect & Director Transformational Design, Blacktown City Council.
St Bartholomew’s Cemetery is a cemetery which, having reached interment capacity, lacked purpose and visitation and consequently fell into disrepair.
James Reid is the Chief Future Built Environment Officer at Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT).
Chantelle O’Neill, Business Development Manager, Final Touch Australia (FTA).
In light of not being able catch up in the last year, we would like to share with you a little about what has been happening for us at FTA.
Debbie Saunders is the Memorials Manager at the The Palmdale Group.
The Li Family memorial was designed by Mr Xing Guo, in honour of Mr Li and family. The brief was to create a memorial that synergised with the surrounds and guided the chi, throughout the entire space of the memorial.
John is Director at Norwalk Precast Burial Systems Pty Ltd.
John’s presentation will provide information on Norwalk’s latest patented precast design, Norwalk Modular Multi Space Mausoleum Crypts. This new design, like all Norwalk products, not only saves substantial onsite installation time and site cleanliness when compared to cast-on-site, the new design contains the same number of spaces per m2 of land area as cast-on-site.
Will include a number of highly pertinent, on point and stimulating industry presentations, the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) & Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Jennifer Vincent, IPART: “Efficient, equitable and sustainable: interment costs and pricing in NSW cemeteries”
James Hickey, Deloittes: “Perpetual cemetery maintenance governance, including finance management for cemetery operators”
- Josh Saunders, Wollongong City Council: “Maintenance reduction and revenue ideas within existing cemeteries”
Michael Robertson, Adelaide Cemeteries Authority: “Adelaide Cemeteries moving with community expectations in the environment and bringing European standards of filtration to cremations in Australia”
Debbie Saunders, The Palmdale Group: “The Li Family Memorial - A fine bird chooses a fine tree”
Christie Flippence, Central Coast Council: “Council Cemeteries - the journey of approval and implementation of a new IT system”
Rowena Morrow, GMCT: “Creating a new way to enjoy cemeteries - the Discover Cemeteries App”
Bill Tsakalos, Blacktown City Council: “St Bartholomew’s Cemetery - a rebirth”
James Reid, GMCT: “Reimaging the public cemetery - GMCT’s greenfield project at Harkness Victoria”
· EGM & AGM: Updating attendees on industry activities and issues.
Will include further industry presentations and a cemetery site visit:
Simone Ravenscroft, InvoCare: “Cemetery and Crematoria - challenges while operating through COVID”
Jennifer Hickey and Fiona Lansdown, CCNSW: “Regulatory Reform - Development of the Interment Industry Scheme”
Lee Shearer, OneCrown: “OneCrown consistent, transparent and affordable services across Crown cemeteries”
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Rodney Claxton, CEO, Everlon.
With the world beginning to move again, Rodney reflects on Everlons’ ventures over the past two years and how it led to the creatives ushering the way for designed products, services and processes, reinventing and reinvigorating the Death Care Industry.