Woden Cemetery

The Canberra Times reports the ACT's Barr government will look for a private partner to run a new cemetery and crematorium in Canberra's south, as it considers allowing graves to be recycled.

According to the Canberra Time's report The ACT government did not allocate funding for a new cemetery in its 2018 budget, despite a Legislative Assembly inquiry last year recommending the ACT build a new graveyard in Tuggeranong as an "urgent priority".

Burial space is due to run out at the Woden cemetery this year and a planned expansion was dumped due to stage two of light rail.

A site on Mugga Lane has been reserved for a new cemetery for nearly a decade.

But the project has been on delayed indefinitely, after Treasury refused to support a crematorium as a way to pay for the cemetery and to deal with a future $18.3 million shortfall in the perpetual care trust.

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