Recognition For Our Local Heritage

15 Sep 2021 environment

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that nominations for the NSW Blue Plaques Program are now open and members of the public are invited to nominate local places and personalities that deserve to have their heritage value recognised.

Mr Ward said that the NSW Blue Plaques Program, modelled on a similar initiative in the United Kingdom, will showcase key heritage sites.

“I am asking everyone to think of the places in their community that have an important story attached to them and submit those suggestions to my office to be nominated for a Blue Plaque,” he said.

“The place could be a much loved historic building, a place linked to a moment in history, or even somewhere linked to a local hero.

“By suggesting these sites, we can make sure the places which matter most to our local communities can be considered for recognition with a Blue Plaque.

“Whether its places, buildings or people that have had an important impact, across our region there are many ‘hidden gems’ with stories that deserve to be told.

“Behind every plaque is a story. We want everyone to be involved in making suggestions so that we can recognise the people and places in our history,” Mr Ward said.

Nominations can be emailed to me at [email protected]

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