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                                                                                                                  to  follow  the
                                                                                                                          straight-forward steps to order and
                                                                                                                          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-
               pright Burials provide a sim-    Mr. Dupleix observes that as op-    the need to bury people horizon-      phant for each person buried.
               ple, natural, and economical   posed to a decade ago, public atti-   tally," says Mr. Dupleix. "Our con-     The Upright Burials facility uses
        Uburial, in which a deceased          tudes have changed due to social,     cept  involves  a  far  simpler  and  green power.
         person is collected, prepared and    urban,  and  environmental  pres-     safer  approach  to  burial  that  re-  A  single  one-time  fee  of  $3250
         then transported to the Kurweeton    sures to the point where the offer    moves  the  OH&S  issues  and         inc  GST. This includes collection
         Road      Cemetery       in     the  of an alternative form of burial is   labour  involved  in  digging  tradi-  from anywhere in the Melbourne
         Corangamite  Shire  of  Victoria’s   now being met with open minds         tional graves, and it meets all EPA   metropolitan area.
         Western Districts.                   and interest.                         and statutory government require-       Mr. Dupleix says that the Upright
          The burial involves wrapping the      "This is a very forward thinking    ments. There's a saving associated    Burials’  ownership  and  manage-
         deceased in a biodegradable body     concept that's entering the market    with  this  approach  and  we  pass   ment comes from the original in-
         bag (rather than using a coffin) and  at the right time. The Upright Buri-  that on to the client."              vestment group of 20 individuals
         then burying the body in a vertical  als business is very much a quality     “There  are  further  savings  in   who have strong connections with
         position. The cemetery is purpose-   process, and getting that right is    using a rural cemetery, where land    the agricultural industry of Victo-
         fully kept in a natural state, with-  critical.  We're  fortunate  that  the  values are lower. The four hectare  ria's western districts have been
         out  the  use  of  headstones.       very  negative  opinions  we  re-     cemetery  is  part  of  a  setting  lo-  able to see the vision of their orig-
         "Numerous  people  have  ex-         ceived when we first started devel-   cated within sight of Mt. Elephant.   inal  investment  become  a  real-
         pressed interest in using Upright    oping  this  business  have  given    For any person who likes the no-      ity."This is a terrific group, a very
         Burials over the years, and we've    way to the recognition of the sen-    tion of a peaceful, pastoral setting  pragmatic group. They had the vi-
         been working diligently to make it   sible  solution  this  provides  to   as  their  final  resting  place,  this  sion from the start to see that this
         a  reality. The  interest  simply  re-  problems such as urban land pres-  cemetery       is     a     superb    was a bold concept worth pursu-
         flects that this natural approach to  sure  and  preserving  the  natural  location,”"says Mr. Dupleix.          ing and were willing to back it," he
         burial has captured people’s imag-   environment," he says.                  For the benefit of relatives and    says.  “We’re  people  of  the  land
         ination, and that for many this type   Burying the body in an upright      future visitors, the exact location   who  became  passionate  about
         of  burial  represents  a  strong  fit  position is one of the keys to deliv-  of each grave is is recorded on the  providing a sensible, simple alter-
         with  their  values,"  says  Upright  ering an economical alternative to   memorial  wall  commemorating         native to burial that embodies our
         Burials'  Managing  Director, Tony   conventional  horizontal  burial.     the people buried there.              values  of  simplicity,  nature,  and
         Dupleix.                             "From the outset, we questioned         Clients can go to www.upright-      economy.”
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