Local Heritage To Be Recognised In State-Wide Program

13 Sep 2021 arts_and_culture

Nominations for the new Blue Plaques Program have opened and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch is encouraging local residents to nominate places and personalities that deserve State-wide recognition.

Mr Crouch said there are many hidden gems on the Central Coast that are worthy of both recognition and preservation.


“NSW’s new Blue Plaques Program is modelled on the United Kingdom’s famous initiative and will help to unlock the stories of heritage sites which have played a key part in our State’s history,” Mr Crouch said.


“I am asking people on the Central Coast to provide suggestions of sites which represent a significant story, person or event.


“Sites could include a much-loved historic building, a place inter-twined with a key moment in our State’s history, or a location linked to a local hero.”


Nominations for the Blue Plaques Program can be made by emailing [email protected] and will be accepted until Sunday, 31 October.


The first site in NSW to have received Blue Plaque status is the home of May Gibbs, author of the iconic Australian bush fairytale Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, on Sydney’s lower north shore.


For more information, go to: https://bit.ly/HNSWBluePlaques.