“Behind every plaque, there is a story.”
Who would you like to see honoured on a blue plaque in your town or village?
State MP Janelle Saffin invites the Lismore electorate to make suggestions for sites linked to notable people and events to be part of the state’s new Blue Plaques program.
“The Blue Plaques program is inspired by the famous UK system of plaques and history trails that mark key sites and help people explore the stories that have shaped those places,” Ms Saffin said.
“There are so many great stories to be told from our region, from the heroic to the hilarious. This is an opportunity to add our significant sites to the state’s history trail.”
Schools, historical societies, councils and individuals can nominate local sites and the stories behind them.
“Heritage NSW says the Blue Plaque program is about recognising colourful, creative and innovative characters, the events of significance to the region, and the lesser-known stories that we should know about,” Ms Saffin said.
Nominations must be lodged by October 20. Forms can be downloaded from the Heritage NSW website.
Completed forms can be sent to Janelle Saffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off to 55 Carrington Street Lismore NSW 2480.