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Help highlight Georges Rivers’ significant historical locations

05/01/2018

Georges River Council is seeking input from the community to help identify and recognise places of historical and cultural importance through the development of its Historical Markers Program.

Georges River Council Mayor, Kevin Greene said the program was developed in response to requests from the community.

“Council receives many requests throughout the year to officially recognise significant locations in the area and through this new program, will be able to manage each one to ensure a consistent and accurate approach.

“Inspiration for the program has been taken from both the London Blue Plaques Scheme and the City of Sydney Green Plaques program. These programs provide a great way to link the people and events of the past to existing buildings,” explained Mayor Greene.

“Applications are open now for people to apply to have significant places in our community acknowledged. “The markers will be cast in bronze and will include important dates, and the name of the person, place or event being recognised.

“The new markers will complement existing markers and plaques throughout the Georges River local government area, creating a growing, open-air museum of historical places,” Mayor Greene added.

More detailed information to accompany the new markers will be made available on Council’s website and in other formats as required.

Each year Council will fund and install up to five new historical markers. Applications close on 19 February 2018 and the five markers will be installed mid-2018.

To apply, please complete the Historical Markers Application Form available on Council’s website.

For more information contact Council’s Cultural Development Officer on 9330 9400 or email arabella.lee@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au

Applications close: Monday 19 February 2018

For more information please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400.