Just announced! The Blue Plaques program will aim to inspire community engagement and celebration of many remarkable places, people and stories across NSW.
“Behind every plaque, there is a story.”
The NSW Government Blue Plaques initiative, modelled on a similar program in the UK, promotes connection to – and engagement with – key places, people and stories.
Following a year marked by the impacts of COVID on our daily lives, many people have sought to re-connect with their local public spaces and parks.
These places often provide comfort and stability. The heritage all around us – our streetscapes, memorials, heritage buildings – promotes a sense of community and shared history. The plaques could recognise for example:
- First Nations stories
- notable events
- historic moments
- fascinating personalities
They will signpost key sites as way of promoting storytelling, awareness and connection to place.
Blue Plaques program is one part of a wider $5 million heritage engagement program funded by the NSW Government.
Heritage NSW will administer this new program.
Watch this space for more information to come.
For more information please email us at Heritage.BluePlaques@environment.nsw.gov.au