How long before we start rocketing the "Loved One" into space?
After more than 15 years of trying, a plan to bury bodies standing up will finally be able to go ahead in south-western Victoria.
The Victorian Planning Minister has approved land earmarked for a cemetery near Derrinallum, to be rezoned from rural to public use.
The vertical burials will reportedly be the first of their kind in Australia.
Corangamite Shire's Sophie Segafredo says funeral company Palacom has overcome a number of hurdles to achieve the approval.
"It has been a long time coming," she said.
"The people who have been pursuing the project have been working on it for 10 or 15 years, so it's now a relief I'm sure to them that the rezoning is finally taking place.
"I'm not sure when they're intending to start burials there, but there's no further impediment to getting on with the project."
The managing director of Palacom says the company is delighted with the approval.
Tony Duplix says the Darlington cemetery trust will run the new cemetery.
Mr Duplix says he expects the project will now proceed quickly.
"It's really just housekeeping issues now, at the moment the land is effectively a paddock and the trust will just go ahead with fencing, signage, access, issues like that and then they'll be open for business which means that we too will be open for business," he said.
From ABC News.