Extension to call out Blue Plaque nominations to celebrate our state's heritage
Due to the strong interest in the NSW Blue Plaques Program, communities across the state will have an additional two weeks to nominate heritage places linked to notable personalities and events for recognition.
Local Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of the Legislative Council (MLCs) have been asking their communities to provide suggestions on sites which represent a significant story, person or event.
The deadline for Blue Plaque nominations from MPs and MLCs has been extended to the 14th of November, giving communities additional time to make suggestions to their local member.
Minister responsible for Heritage Don Harwin said the response from communities about the much-loved program has been wonderful.
“Suggestions for Blue Plaques are coming in from across the state,” Mr Harwin said.
“Behind every plaque is a story. We want everyone to be involved in making suggestions to their local MP or MLC so we can recognise the people and places in history that matter most to local communities.
“We want to hear the stories and recognise local people, buildings and places, and the important historical events that happened across our communities. There are hidden gems with stories that deserve to be told.”
MPs and MLCs will now have until 14 November 2021 to submit their nominations to Heritage NSW for consideration.
The NSW Blue Plaques program is delivered through Heritage NSW.