The burial plots at Scarborough Wombarra Cemetery are full but Wollongong City Council has come up with a plan to extend the existing ash placement garden.
The plans will improve accessibility and provide ash placement spots, new spaces for storing urns, paths, seats and landscaping.
Council staff are asking for community feedback on the proposal before July 8 via the Have Your Say website.
The proposed work will include the development of new ash walls, minor construction work, new footpaths, planting trees and vegetation, and landscaping of approximately 120 square metres located at the south eastern part of the cemetery. The design of the new ash walls will allow for 560 new interments.
Council staff also need to create an environmental impact statement so they are asking residents to share their knowledge on the area's natural environment and heritage.
The majority of memorial rocks and ash placements will not be disturbed during construction. A small number will require temporary removal, but will be put back in the same position before the work is finished.
Residents can also attend a drop-in information stand to speak to council staff about the planned upgrade at the cemetery on Saturday from 10am to 11.30am.
Works will start when all feedback and information on the environmental impact statement has been provided to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for review. The start date will be pending its approval.