Whitefield cemetery rotunda takes shape
THE installation of a rotunda at the Whitefield Cemetery in the King Valley is getting much closer, with the impressive looking structure currently under construction in the engineer’s shed.
The Whitefield Cemetery Trust engaged Global Factory Maintenance in Wodonga to build the attractive memorial, which was designed to provide a place for visitors to congregate if they chose to hold an on-site service, and as a way to pay tribute to the many nationalities and cultures who have contributed to make the King Valley community what it is today.
Trust member Marco Martinelli, who has been championing the project, said he was impressed by the sheer size of the structure and the way it has come together.
He said he was delighted the company had agreed to take on the project, meeting the trust’s limited budget while not cutting any corners when it came to a quality product.
“It is certainly not a simple job, with engineers having designed the project, but it looks great, is well finished and very professional,” he said.
“Benches will go on after the rotunda is erected at the cemetery.”
Mr Martinelli said the structure will be sand blasted, primed and then painted, with concrete to be poured on site near the front gates of the cemetery in mid to late June.
It’s hoped that weather permitting, the rotunda should be completed by the end of July.
The project was made possible thanks to grants from the Rural City of Wangaratta’s major community grants program, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Whitefield Cemetery Trust member Marco Martinelli and Global Factory Maintenance’s Chris O’bree inspect the cemetery rotunda which is nearing completion.