Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced that nominations for the NSW Blue Plaques Program are open, and members of the public are invited to nominate local places and personalities that deserve to have their heritage value recognised.
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 our community that have an important story attached to them and submit those suggestions to my office to be nominated for a Blue Plaque,” Stuart Ayres 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 the community of Penrith can be considered for recognition with a Blue Plaque.”
Minister responsible for Heritage Don Harwin said whether its places, buildings or people that have had an important impact, across NSW there are hidden gems with stories that deserve to be told.
“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 our history, including those that matter most to local communities,” Mr Harwin said.
For more information on the project and to access the nomination form please visit https://bit.ly/HNSWBluePlaques.
Suggestions for nominations can be sent to Stuart Ayres MP by emailing [email protected]