A historic cemetery near Goulburn has been acquired by the NSW government to preserve its significance.
The minister for Lands, Paul Toole says the acquisition has been made by the Department of Industry and will be sold back to the local community for one dollar.
Mr Toole says the Forest Cemetery at Middle Arm will remain in community hands.
The historic site is one of great significance to the community, particularly the small band of dedicated locals who have maintained the area for decades.
The cemetery is the final resting place for around forty locals, six of whom served in either the First or Second
State member, Pru Goward says Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW have been negotiating with Goulburn Mulwaree Council to find a community solution.
This has meant that the Forest Community Association will continue to care for the site.