Ballarat Cemeteries operates internal crews to support three main functions associated with the service delivery of its core business. The three functions are Operations-Cremation, Operations-Burial and Operations-Asset Management/Grounds and are spread across two sites. The ‘Old Ballarat Cemetery’ situated in Macarthur Street Ballarat and the ‘New Ballarat Cemetery’ situated in Doveton Street North Ballarat. These crews work to prescribed standards and also respond to client requests, Funeral Director and Stonemason activities and reactive and remedial works.
Specialist tasks are supported by contractors including weed spraying, rubbish collection, plumbing, electrical, property maintenance and road repairs.
These Standards are for the provision of routine and specialist cemetery and horticultural services that effectively provide for the standard of service delivery and level of maintenance the Trust believes will meet community expectations.
Tasks that are included within this Specification include, but are not limited to, some or all of the following:
Staff are responsible for the care and preservation of cemetery assets to ensure that they are always functional, safe for the public, and their condition remains at the level specified. Assets are maintained by performing a range of activities which typically may include, but are not limited to, some or all of the following:
These activities will be performed to differing standards according to the type, location, condition or usage of the asset.
As a guide the following asset details have been collated.
|Total Area of Cemetery||Approx 588,742 sq m|
|Area of Open Space Fire control||Approx 195,897 sq m|
|Area of Grass maintained||Approx 16,500 sq m|
|Area of Turf maintained||Approx 101,161 sq m|
|Area of Lawn maintained||Approx 1816 sq m|
|Number of Roses||2,700|
Staff shall inspect all areas to ensure the provision of a pleasant and safe environment and carry out works required to maintain and enhance the peaceful tranquillity associated with visitor expectations.
|ASSET||ASSET BREAKDOWN||INSPECTION CYCLE|
|Turf Areas||Lawns TurfGrassland Fire Cuts||Weekly
|Garden Beds||Feature Garden Beds General Garden Beds Rose Garden Beds||Fortnightly Monthly Fortnightly|
|Paths, Roads and Carparks||Paths, Access Roads, Car Parks Type – UnmadeSealed roads||Monthly Annually|
|Outdoor Furniture||Seats, bollards,, shelters,||Annually|
|Water Features||Informal Water Features / Fountains||Annually|
|Trees||Park Trees formative pruning OH&S Inspection||Six MonthlyAnnually|
|Drainage||Pits, Drains, Agricultural pipes||Six Monthly|
|Irrigation||Sprinklers, Solenoid Valves ,Pipes||Weekly (in season)|
|Buildings/Structures||Shelters, Bridges, Buildings||Annually|