The Andrews Labor Government is delivering upgrades and maintenance to Victoria’s cemeteries, ensuring these important spaces where Victorians reflect and remember those no longer with us continue to be preserved.

More than 70 Cemetery Trusts across Victoria will share in the latest round of funding through the 2021-22 Cemetery Grants Program.

Nillumbik Cemetery Trust will receive a $6,990 grant as part of the almost $750,000 Labor Government program supporting Victorian cemeteries.

The funding will be used to construct a new ashes area and replace sleepers in the existing ashes area, which will help improve amenities for staff and visitors.

The grants program provides financial support to help cemeteries, many of which are volunteer run, continue to function as peaceful and welcoming places of remembrance for the whole community.

The latest funding round will help secure the long-term future of these sites and provide them with the modern facilities expected by the community.

In total, $748,868.62 was awarded through round one of the 2021-22 Cemetery Grants Program, with applications for round two now open.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green MP

“The Andrews Labor Government recognises the important role cemeteries play in a community, and these grants provide local cemeteries with an opportunity to get those much-needed upgrades.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eltham, Vicki Ward MP

“Providing the Nillumbik community with a peaceful place to see their loved ones is a meaningful way to preserve their memory, and this funding will help provide this.”