Springvale Botanical Cemetery - Award winning excellence

In December 2013 Springvale Botanical Cemetery became the first international winner of the prestigious American Cemeteries Excellence Award (ACE). This award recognises excellence in cemeteries and memorial parks around the world and this is the first time the award has been won by a cemetery outside of the United States of America.

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This outstanding achievement is just recognition for Springvale’s hard working and dedicated team.

CEO, Jonathan tribe said, “Our dedication to excellence has been recognised on the global stage and it is that focus and endeavour that has set Springvale Botanical Cemetery and the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust at the fore-front of this industry in Australia.”

Judging criteria included community involvement, grounds maintenance, innovation, cemetery performance and exemplary team spirit.

Thomas A. Parmalee, executive director of award organisers, Kates-Boylston Publications said, “We received dozens of entries from cemeteries throughout the world – all of them doing great things to serve their communities. But Springvale stood out in so many ways, and it truly exemplifies that cemeteries can continue to be relevant and beautiful.”

The Award was officially presented to the Minister of Health, the Hon. David Davis MLA by Jonathan Tribe, CEO, Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, at a celebratory morning tea held at Springvale on Wednesday 15 January 2014.

Click here if you would like to view the featured article in December's American Cemetery Magazine.