GSWT would like to take this moment in time to recognise the passing of Barbara Gilbert and John Gilbert, the founders and visionary leaders of the evolving GSWT business, their flagship Dandenong South project and the evolving pipeline of projects in the Waste to Energy sector. John and Barbara as Directors of the Gilbert Group and many associated entities have developed a diverse business covering asset ownership of retail and industrial buildings, property development, caravan parks and tourism, live theatre and entertainment and waste sector services. Barbara and John have contributed significantly to a range of beneficiaries in a philanthropic capacity, where they both held the value of giving at forefront of their lives.


Barbara Helen

23.10.1941 – 16.07.2021

(Mum, Nana, Nan)


John Robert

23.03.1940 – 26.07.2021

(Dad, JR, Pop, Poppy)


Married 06.03.1963

St Andrews Church, Brighton. Victoria

It is with deep sadness that Simon, Craig, Adam, Mark, and the large extended families of each, say farewell to our loving Mum & Dad

Partners hand in hand, from beginning to end, their lives devoted to each other with absolute loyalty, trust, integrity, humility, admiration, and love.

From the day they met, in Hervey Bay (Qld) they married, built their life, raised a family, endured the ups and downs of life, and always centred around deep guiding principles that stood the test of time.

Selfless together, they supported and enriched the lives of so many people, freely and often. Legacies so dear to their big hearts, will continue.

The measure of this loss for us all, is so difficult to place into words, your four sons are blessed to have the same big hearts you both gave us. You give us each, not only the strength to bear the pain of our loss, but the strength to also encircle our own families on this journey to provide comfort, as you always did in our times of need and distress


A Lady of grace, beauty, and a heart of pure love, our treasured mother and friend.

Now also close to your beloved parents, Elsie & John (both dec)



A Man of passion, drive, vision, daring if not fearless courage and never walked in the steps of others, and as always – did it his way.

Now also close to your beloved parents Sylvia, Charlie and Sister, Dawn (all dec)

Our lives now move ahead without you here but comforted with the deep values and principles you taught us all so well.

The world was a better place for having you both in it.

Your sprits now free but together, as you were in life and love, entwined in the eternal spirit of each other and our hearts  – always, as destiny intended.