Trust Members

In accordance with the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003, Trust Members are appointed to their positions by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister for Health. This follows an appointment process conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services.

This type of Trust system was established in the 1800's and still forms the basis of cemetery management today. Trust Members act as custodians of the Cemetery, with their primary role to manage the Cemetery efficiently and to preserve funds for its future maintenance.

Trust Members are local residents who volunteer their time, skills and vision to the long term preservation and sustainability of the Cemetery.

Current Trust Members

Fred Harrington OAM Trust Chairperson

Bruce Holland

Geoff Watt

Carl Gullace

Jen Pretty

Robert Panozzo



Cemetery Management

The General Manager is responsible for ensuring that the Trust operates in accordance with the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003, Trust policies and procedures and is responsible for all aspects of the Cemetery operations, including financial management and statutory obligations, overseeing strategic development, management of staff and the grounds, interment arrangements and all administration.

Trust administration includes:

  • facilitating funeral and interment arrangements
  • assisting with site selection
  • memorialisation arrangements
  • family history research
  • management of all Trust records.

Dedicated operational staff are responsible for:

  • managing interments and interment services
  • the horticultural program and presentation of the grounds
  • visitor enquiries
  • maintenance