THE NSW government has released a draft plan to better manage Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney's west.
The plan involves ensuring environmental impacts are managed, heritage values are protected, and the use of burial resources is sustainable.
The operation and visual appeal of the cemetery would also be enhanced under the plan.
"This is the next step of the NSW government's most significant cemeteries reforms in over 100 years," NSW Primary Industries Minister Katrina Hodgkinson said in a statement.
Ms Hodgkinson said the plan was developed with the involvement of all the former denominational trusts at Rookwood Cemetery, the new Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust, the Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust and other stakeholders.