Wednesday, 10 March 2021
On 10 March 2021 the State Memorial took place for Jack Mundey AO, the former trade union leader and conservationist who led Sydney’s Green Bans movement during the 1970s. During this time union members refused to work on certain projects earmarked for demolition and high-rise development. Jack’s leadership, tenacity and vision saved many of Sydney’s inner heritage areas including The Rocks, Woolloomooloo, parts of Centennial Park, The Botanic Gardens, Aboriginal housing in Redfern and more.
Heritage NSW and the Heritage Council of NSW acknowledge Jack Mundey’s legacy in standing up for many heritage places and stories, to ensure their protection for future generations.