Historical Markers Program

Georges River Council’s new Historical Markers Program is now open for applications.

You can now apply to Council to have significant places in our community acknowledged with historical markers.

The Historical Markers Program has been developed in response to requests from the community to recognise places of historical and cultural importance. Council receives many such requests throughout the year and they will be managed through this program to ensure a consistent and accurate approach. This program takes inspiration from both the London Blue Plaques Scheme and the City of Sydney Green Plaques program.

Each year Council will fund and install up to five new historical markers. Applications close in February 2018 and the five markers will be installed mid-2018.

The markers are cast in bronze with a consistent design, and include important dates, name of the person, place or event being recognised, and one line of text. Each marker will be installed at the most appropriate place at the site.

More detailed information to accompany the new markers will be available on Council’s website and in other formats as required. These will complement the many markers and plaques already in place throughout the Georges River local government area, creating a growing open-air museum of historical places.

Please see Georges River Council’s Historical Markers Policy for more details.

How to apply

Please complete the Historical Markers Application Form.

For more information contact Council’s Cultural Development Officer on 9330 9580 or email arabella.lee@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au

Applications close: Monday 19 February 2018. 

Historical Markers Application Form

Thank you for applying to Georges River Council’s Historical Markers Program and contributing to our community’s shared history and identity.

Prior to starting your application, please ensure you refer to Council’s Historical Markers Policy for detailed information about the program.

Details of the five sites selected for Historical Markers will be on public exhibition during April 2018 to allow for feedback and submissions from the community. Applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application in May 2018.

If you wish to discuss your application, please contact Council’s Cultural Development Officer on 9330 9580.


Applicant's Details

Political Donations and Gifts

Historical Marker Details: Please provide brief description or name of historical marker below. Maximum 20 words:

Criteria: Applications must demonstrate that the site is of cultural or natural importance to the Georges River Local Government Area, NSW or Australia and meets one of more of the following criteria (please tick one or more):
Criteria :

With reference to the criteria selected above, please demonstrate the cultural or natural importance of this particular site to the Georges River Local Government Area, NSW or Australia and give details as to why it should be considered for a historical marker. (Maximum 500 words)

Please give any further historical research you have prepared about the proposed site to be marked, including links to resources and publication references or attachments and images (Maximum 500 words and you can attach a file).

Location of Marker: Please include the street address, or closest approximate address, and if required attach jpeg or pdf files of the site, such as photos and maps, to indicate the approximate suggested location for the marker. (Maximum 100 words and you can attach a file).

Please give the key date/s for inclusion on the marker and provide an explanation if required. Suggested key dates for inclusion on the marker (20 characters). Suggested single line of text for inclusion on the marker (70 characters). NB Final text will be determined by Council.



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