• Date: 04/10/2012
  • Cemetery: Fawkner Memorial Park

The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT) will limit public access to Fawkner Memorial Park, the venue for the private funeral of Ms Gillian Meagher.

This decision was not taken lightly, and in consultation with the Ms Meagher's family, Victorian State Government, Victoria Police, and the Department of Health.

The question of allowing general access to the cemetery was raised by Victoria Police after the large response to last Sunday's march through Melbourne in memory of Mrs Meagher.

The Meagher family requested a private funeral, and the GMCT has chosen to exercise its powers to assist them as they celebrate and remember of the life of Mrs Meagher.

The restriction is provided for under Section 13 of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003 (Vic) and will be in place from midnight Thursday October 4 to 1pm Friday October 5.

Members of the public wanting to leave flowers and messages of remembrance may do so at the Sydney Road gates of Fawkner Memorial Park from tomorrow (Friday).

Link to GMCT Press Release -  Click Here