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San Remo Cemetery Draft Masterplan Consultation

Bass Coast Shire Council is seeking community feedback on the San Remo Cemetery Draft Masterplan, Executive Summary and Map .

The Masterplan recognises the role of the cemetery over the next 50 to 100 years.

To provide feedback on the Draft Masterplan, Executive Summary and Map, submissions can be made in writing and sent to:

Landscape Architect Florence Jaquet

8 Rowell Avenue, Camberwell, VIC 3124

or email flo@fjla.com.au.

Submissions need to be made by 5.00pm on Friday, 20 June 2019.

The San Remo Cemetery Draft Masterplan and Executive Summary are available to download below.

Hard copies of all three documents will be available at our Customer Service Centres in Wonthaggi, Grantville, Inverloch, Cowes and San Remo Bendigo Bank.

About our cemeteries

We look after the Wonthaggi and San Remo Cemeteries on behalf of the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services.

Our responsibilities for these cemeteries include:

  • reservations, plaques and memorial permits
  • arranging the maintenance of cemetery grounds and preparation of graves
  • record keeping and reporting
  • provision of information from records to members of the public (in accordance with the Privacy Act)
  • planning for future cemetery needs

Both cemeteries provide burials in either lawn and monumental sections or the interment of ashes in a niche wall and memorial gardens.

Cemetery Records

If you would like more information about the burial of a family member, please be aware many records were kept on a voluntary basis in the past, so some records are not complete. There is also information that may not be available due to privacy requirements under the Cemeteries Act.

You can enquire via email at cemeteries@basscoast.vic.gov.au.

Who is the contact for my local cemetery?

For more information on the Wonthaggi and San Remo Cemeteries, including costings, please contact the Cemeteries and Committees Officer on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.

The other five cemeteries within Bass Coast Shire are managed by Trusts. Visit the Victorian Department of Health's website to find the fees and locations of cemeteries and cemetery trusts.

Wonthaggi Cemetery Trust and San Remo Cemetery Trust Meetings

We hold Special Council Meetings to deal with:

  • Wonthaggi Cemetery Trust business and San Remo Cemetery Trust business

Meetings are held at the Bass Coast Civic Centre Council Chamber, Baillieu Street East, Wonthaggi.

Schedule of future Special Meetings:

  • 11 September 2019
  • 13 November 2019
Meeting DateCommitteeDownloads
14 November 2018 Cemetery Trust
27 March 2019 Cemetery Trust

Friends of Wonthaggi and San Remo Cemeteries

Community volunteers play a vital role in maintaining our cemeteries. If you would like to assist with garden and grounds maintenance at either San Remo or Wonthaggi Cemetery, volunteers are welcome to join either of our Friends of the Cemetery groups. Please contact our Cemeteries and Committees Officer on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or cemeteries@basscoast.vic.gov.au for more information.