Reforms to address grave capacity problem with a plan for plots to be reused after 50 years.

GRAVES could be reused after 50 years to create much-needed space in NSW's overcrowded cemeteries under the biggest overhaul of the cemetery and funeral industry in 100 years.

If no action is taken, all of the eight major Crown cemeteries on public land in Sydney are expected to reach capacity by 2035, the NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, said.

Also on the agenda is a plan to end anonymous pauper graves and increase supervision and regulation of funeral directors and the booming crematorium industry, which has grown to 50 sites.

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