Warrnambool's new cemetery is expected to be officially opened by the end of the year.
Tooram Memorial Park, located on Hopkins Point Road, was purchased by the city's cemetery trust in 2014.
Trust chair Sheryl Nicolson said the 23-hectare site was bought after it was identified there was limited space remaining at the existing cemetery.
"The trust identified many years ago we would need to start looking at where we could expand to," Ms Nicolson said.
She said a number of sites near Koroit, Winslow and Woolsthorpe were deemed unsuitable due to rocky or sandy terrain.
It was initially thought the existing site would be full before the end of 2020, but the trust found a strip of land suitable for more burial plots.
It's believed there are less than 100 burial plots remaining. The new site should provide sufficient burial space for the next 200 years, with the first allocation of land to be developed containing enough space for the next 40 years, Ms Nicolson said.
She said Tooram Memorial Park would be quite different from the city's existing cemetery and there would be more opportunities for families to add personal touches to their loved one's graves.
"Rather than the formality of the existing cemetery there will be paths through bushland and places to install memorial plaques where there are no remains - for example if a person's ashes have been scattered elsewhere," Ms Nicolson said.
In addition to that people can make requests to plant a tree to honour a loved one or install a memorial bench.
Ms Nicolson said there was only one tree planted in memory of someone at the city's existing cemetery.
She said the new site had stunning farmland views that could be enjoyed by all.
Ms Nicolson said the trust had also consulted funeral directors on the layout of the site to allow vehicle access.
Infrastructure on the site will include public toilets, a workshop and staff amenities.
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