It is a small lot of land, but it means the world to Wagga's Hazara population.
Late last year, Wagga City Council granted permission to construct the nation's first Yazidi-specific burial ground.
Now, almost a year later, Wagga's Hazara community have been granted their own funerary land.
"It's really important for us," said Reza Zafari who has lived and worked in Wagga for the past nine years.
"This is where our families will come to be."
Hunted and persecuted across their homeland in Afghanistan, there are 20 Hazaras families in Wagga.
Mr Zafari arrived by boat in 2010. It took three years before he was reunited with his children and wife. But many of his cousins, and even his sister continue to live in persecution.
"We hear of the fighting, every newspaper, every day we see there [are] still struggles. I don't hear from them a lot, and I worry," he said.
Hakimeh Rihimi journeyed to Wagga five years ago with her husband and two sons. Since arriving, the family has grown with another two sons.
For almost two decades, the family had lived in a refugee city in Iran.
"Afghans are stuck there, they cannot move around because they are not allowed," she said.
"There are no jobs, no schools, nothing for Afghan refugees. I didn't know anything about Australia, I didn't know how to pronounce 'Wagga Wagga' or where it was, but my husband said 'let's go, it can only be better than this'."
Now their cemetery is the final step to rebuilding their lives.
"We had families here who had to leave because there was no cemetery [for their loved ones]," said Hakimeh Rihimi, who has lived in Wagga with her family for the past five years.
"Now, we can stay here because we know we have somewhere to be buried. Hopefully, it will stay empty for a long, long time."
Understanding their concerns, Wagga's Multicultural Council has spent the past five months lobbying Wagga City Council to grant a request for the plot.
As Shi'a Muslims, the Hazaras burial rituals differ greatly from other practices. There are many cleansing initiatives and blessings that must be conducted before the body is laid in the ground.
Once the coffin and the deceased have been prepared, bodies are laid into the ground on their sides, facing the western sunset.
The headstone above is then placed facing north to south for males, and south to north for females. Missing one step in the burial process will dishonour the deceased.
"It is important we do this, for what we believe," Ms Rihimi said.
"We want to be a part of the community in Wagga, and this is the one thing you cannot avoid. Other things, you can say, 'oh maybe it will not happen', but we will all die one day."