The NSW government is proposing a new scheme that would see graves rented out for a lease period of 25 years.
With the planned initiative detailed in the Cemeteries and Crematoria Amendment Regulation 2017, the move hopes to ease congestion across NSW cemeteries, Yahoo News reports.
For families concerned about losing the grave of their loved ones prematurely, Christopher Zinn from the Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW Board said lease extensions could be made for up to 99 years.
"It gives you the choice of saying I'm happy to be buried there for 25 years," he said.
"Then you will be moved those remains that still exist will be put in a sanctified place.
“And then that space can be used again."
Under the scheme, cemeteries would be required to notify families a year before the lease deadline using “telephone, post and email” family members, or via social media.