Shepparton is a great place to live. It’s part of life that people die there too. Pine Lodge Cemetery, run by Shepparton City Council, is reaching capacity, and needs to be expanded.
Shepparton City Council hired Group GSA, Co-Design Studio and Annie Bolitho & Associates for the development of the cemetery master plan. They wanted to get the community view on the future of this cemetery. Annie Bolitho & Associates organised the productive initial stakeholder consultation, to include Council managers, local funeral directors, Indigenous representative, aged care providers and catchment managers. With Co-Design Studios we stepped in to the local community with pop ups at the Shepparton Summer Markets. The master plan reflects the extraordinarily successful community engagement on what a future cemetery should look like, be used for, and how the Council should take future climate into consideration in its design.