Client: Victorian Department of Human Services
The Victorian Department of Human Services (DHS) is responsible for overseeing the operation of Victoria’s nine crematoria. These facilities currently undertake some 15,000 cremations each year and are managed by a number of cemetery trusts. In recent years, the Department has received several applications to establish additional crematoria facilities. As each of Victoria’s crematoria are effectively community owned, DHS requires a method for assessing the suitability of these applications, and is particularly concerned with the long term well being of the overall industry.
Spatial Vision, in conjunction with Marsden Jacob Associates and Cumpston Sarjeant Truslove, was engaged by DHS to conduct a comprehensive review of the Crematorium Industry in Victoria.
Spatial Vision’s role was to use spatial analysis techniques to define the areas served by each crematorium and to forecast future demand for cremations within the State. The demand forecasts were based on death projections (produced by Cumpston Sarjeant Truslove), industry operational data (provided by Marsden Jacob Associates) and an extract from the Victorian Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.
The review provides the Department with valuable information underpinning its planning and regulatory processes, including the evaluation of proposals for the establishment of new crematoria in Victoria.
- Well developed understanding of market analysis techniques (scoping of overall market size, characteristics, trends, and forecasts).
- Use of geospatial visualisation techniques to present the results of the analysis in an easily understood form.
Glenn Cockerton was the Project Director.
Milos Pelikan and Phill King provided ArcGIS support.
Jess Ngo was responsible for the cartographic production.
- ArcGIS 8.3
- Spatial Analyst (ArcInfo GRID)