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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADJUST FEES, EFFECTIVE 1 JULY 2024

28/3/2024

Notice of intent to adjust fees, effective 1 July 2024

In accordance with section 39 of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003, Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) gives notice of new proposed fees to align with ongoing operating and service delivery expenses. The increased fees will be effective 1 July 2024.

SMCT is seeking feedback in relation to the fee adjustments outlined below:

• Attendance fee – witnessing a cremation – weekdays: Springvale Botanical Cemetery and Bunurong Memorial Park to $380 (including GST)

• Attendance fee – witnessing a cremation – weekend: Springvale Botanical Cemetery and Bunurong Memorial Park to $705 (including GST)

• Cremation – temporary storage facility: Springvale Botanical Cemetery and Bunurong Memorial Park to $1,020 (including GST)

• Cremation – adult weekday – early morning, no chapel: Springvale Botanical Cemetery and Bunurong Memorial Park

to $1,080 (including GST)

• Grave – lawn grave with beam: Bunurong Memorial Park

to $5,140

• Seat – perpetuity: Melbourne General Cemetery $31,140 (including GST)

SMCT is seeking feedback in relation to the proposed pricing for

the above mentioned fee adjustments.

The community is invited to provide feedback submissions via

enquiries@smct.org.au with the subject ‘SMCT Service Fee Increase.’

Alternatively, submissions can be made by post marked

‘SMCT Service Fee Increase’ and addressed to:

Chief Financial Officer, Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust,

PO Box 1159, Clayton, Victoria, 3169.

All submissions must be received no later than Friday 26 April 2024.

Dandenong South 3175