The Canberra Times reports the ACT Government expects the proposed southern Canberra cemetery and crematorium to cost more than $10million. The Government wants to begin work next year.

The Cemeteries Authority Board has identified 220ha of land near Fadden and Macarthur which could be used for the 50ha cemetery. It includes the former site of the controversial Tuggeranong data centre and power station.

The board will carry out a feasibility study on the project, with community consultation to begin late this month.