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                                                                                                                          pay online. The collection staff are
                                                                                                                          on-call at all times.
                                                                                                                            In  providing  an  alternative  to
                                                                                                                          conventional  funeral  and  crema-
                                                                                                                          tion  services,  Upright  Burials  is
                                                                                                                          distinctive  in  a  number  of  ways:
                                                                                                                          Secure: Each individual site is se-
                                                                                                                          cure  forever,  with  no  additional
                                                                                                                          fees payable.
                                                                                                                            Environmentally  friendly  and
                                                                                                                          ecologically  sustainable  non-en-
                                                                                                                          ergy intensive, the process leaves
                                                                                                                          the lightest carbon footprint possi-
                                                                                                                          ble. Energy used in the collection,
                                                                                                                          storage, and delivery of the body
                                                                                                                          to the cemetery is partially offset
                                                                                                                          via the planting of a tree at Mt. Ele-
                                                                                                                          phant for each person buried.
                                                                                                                            The Upright Burials facility uses
               pright Burials provide a sim-  tudes have changed due to social,     cept  involves  a  far  simpler  and  green power.
               ple, natural, and economical   urban,  and  environmental  pres-     safer  approach  to  burial  that  re-  A  single  one-time  fee  of  $3250
        Uburial, in which a deceased          sures to the point where the offer    moves  the  OH&S  issues  and         inc  GST. This includes collection
        person is collected, prepared and     of an alternative form of burial is   labour  involved  in  digging  tradi-  from anywhere in the Melbourne
        then transported to the Kurweeton     now being met with open minds         tional graves, and it meets all EPA   metropolitan area.
        Road Cemetery in the Corangamite      and interest.                         and statutory government require-       Mr. Dupleix says that the Upright
        Shire of Victoria’s Western Districts.  "This is a very forward thinking    ments. There's a saving associated    Burials’  ownership  and  manage-
          The burial involves wrapping the    concept that's entering the market    with  this  approach  and  we  pass   ment comes from the original in-
        deceased in a biodegradable body      at the right time. The Upright Buri-  that on to the client."               vestment group of 20 individuals
        bag (rather than using a coffin) and  als business is very much a quality     “There  are  further  savings  in   who have strong connections with
        then burying the body in a vertical   process, and getting that right is    using a rural cemetery, where land    the agricultural industry of Victo-
        position. The cemetery is purpose-    critical.  We're  fortunate  that  the  values are lower. The four hectare  ria's  western  districts  have  been
        fully kept in a natural state, without  very  negative  opinions  we  re-   cemetery  is  part  of  a  setting  lo-  able to see the vision of their orig-
        the use of headstones. "Numerous      ceived when we first started devel-   cated within sight of Mt. Elephant.   inal   investment      become      a
        people have expressed interest in     oping  this  business  have  given    For any person who likes the no-      reality."This  is  a  terrific  group,  a
        using  Upright  Burials  over  the    way to the recognition of the sen-    tion of a peaceful, pastoral setting  very  pragmatic  group. They  had
        years,  and  we've  been  working     sible  solution  this  provides  to   as  their  final  resting  place,  this  the vision from the start to see that
        diligently to make it a reality. The  problems such as urban land pres-     cemetery       is     a      superb   this was a bold concept worth pur-
        interest  simply  reflects  that  this  sure and preserving the natural en-  location,”"says Mr. Dupleix.         suing and were willing to back it,"
        natural approach to burial has cap-   vironment," he says.                    For the benefit of relatives and    he says. “We’re people of the land
        tured  people’s  imagination,  and      Burying the body in an upright      future visitors, the exact location   who  became  passionate  about
        that  for  many  this  type  of  burial  position is one of the keys to deliv-  of each grave is is recorded on the  providing a sensible, simple alter-
        represents a strong fit with their    ering an economical alternative to    memorial  wall  commemorating         native to burial that embodies our
        values," says Upright Burials' Man-   conventional  horizontal  burial.     the people buried there.              values  of  simplicity,  nature,  and
        aging Director, Tony Dupleix.         "From the outset, we questioned         Clients can go to www.upright-      economy.”
          Mr. Dupleix observes that as op-    the need to bury people horizon-  to  follow  the
        posed to a decade ago, public atti-   tally," says Mr. Dupleix. "Our con-   straight-forward steps to order and

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