The ABC (Adelaide) reports population growth and suburban sprawl have put increasing pressure on suburban cemeteries as to how they use an ever-diminishing reserve.
Operators of one of Adelaide’s largest cemeteries, Centennial Park, acknowledged in 2003 that it would need to start reusing grave plots.
Acting CEO Matthew Morgan told 891 ABC Adelaide's Afternoons program the cemetery also carried out focus group research in 2011 to ensure they could meet customers' needs.
"Burials will still have some sort of structure in terms of what we provide," Mr Morgan said.
He added that the cemetery was now considering natural burial and other land usage.
"We are a limited tenure cemetery, and we have been since we were established in 1936," he said.