• Date: 24/10/2012
  • Cemetery: Lilydale Memorial Park

On behalf of Catherine Brown, Chair of The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT), and Trust Members, the GMCT extends an invitation to the public to attend the official opening of the new Lilydale Memorial Park Administration Building.

The official opening will take place on Wednesday 24 October and proceedings will commence at 5.00pm for a plaque unveiling at 5.30pm outside the new Administration Building.

Formerly administered by The Lilydale Cemeteries Trust and located within the boundaries of Yarra Ranges Shire Council, Lilydale Memorial Park was amalgamated into the GMCT on March 1 2010 by the Victorian Government. The GMCT is the custodian of 18 operational cemetery sites, formerly administered by eight cemeteries trusts, located throughout the North, East and West of metropolitan Melbourne.

In 2010, the Trust undertook a process to design and construct a new administration building at Lilydale Memorial Park for completion in 2012. The new building was commissioned to provide much needed facilities for the staff and community, while replacing a dated residence which had been in use for many years.

In September this year, the Lilydale Memorial Park Administration Building received its Certificate of Occupancy. With the Certificate a new chapter for Lilydale Memorial Park and the greater Lilydale and Yarra Ranges Shire community has commenced.

Download an invitation in PDF here.