Selling death: The modern landscape of cemetery services

Mellor Olsson are delighted to invite you to our second quarterly Local Government Property, Planning and Procurement Forum (LGP Forum) for 2018, 'Selling death: The modern landscape of cemetery services'. 

In February 2014, the first major changes to burial and cremation legislation in 80 years came into force.

During the 2016/17 financial year, 13,650 people died in South Australia. The number of annual deaths is forecast to double over the next 25 - 30 years.

Furthermore, the nature, format and content of funeral services and memorialisation is rapidly changing.

Guest speaker, Robert Pitt, CEO of the Adelaide Cemeteries Authority, joins us to discuss the statistics you need to know around death and dying and how the legislative changes and modern consumer demands are changing cemetery services.

The Authority delivers over 2,000 cremation services and nearly 1,000 burials across four sites each year, generating over $10M in annual revenues. This presents a range of operational and business planning challenges. 

This session is highly recommended for all Councils, regardless of whether you operate or outsource your cemetery management.

Robert's presentation will be followed by a legal Q&A session with our team of local government specialists. Morning tea will be provided and there will be opportunities for you to network with other Local Government employees. 

Our team of Local Government specialists will also be on hand to answer questions, talk to you about any legal issues you have, as well as provide updates on recent changes in the law. 


Wednesday 6 June 2018
Registration from 8.45am, Seminar from 9.00am - 11.00am
Terrace Room, Adelaide Pavilion, Corner South Terrace and Peacock Road (map here)

This is a complimentary event but spots are limited.

To register your attendance, please email Janelle Borlace by Friday 1 June 2018, by clicking here

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