The Standard web news site reports Warrnambool’s new cemetery, Tooram Memorial Park, should provide sufficient area for burial sites for the next 200 years, according to Warrnambool Cemetery Trust secretary Clive Rayner.

Mr Rayner said work was well underway on the new cemetery on Hopkins Point Road near Allansford and it was expected to be opened within the next two to three years.

The trust bought the 23-hectare former cattle grazing paddocks in 2015 and has so far undertaken extensive earthworks on the property.

Mr Rayner said the earthworks were for roadworks, kerbing and channelling, and to “take the lumps off some of the hills.”

He said the trust planned to first develop about 6-8 hectares (15-20 acres) of the site close to Hopkins Point Road, leaving room for later expansion

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