Let’s put our unique and colourful history on the map

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin is inviting locals to nominate quirky local heritage sites under the NSW Government's Blue Plaques program.
Media Release

LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin is inviting people across the Lismore electorate to suggest colourful and quirky local heritage sites for the state’s Blue Plaques program. 

“The Blue Plaques program is inspired by the famous UK system of plaques and history trails that help people explore the stories that have shaped those places.  

 “I’m calling on schools, historical societies, councils and individual members of the community to nominate local sites and the people and stories behind them.

“The Blue Plaque program is about recognising colourful, creative and innovative characters, events of significance to the region, and lesser-known local stories.”

 “We have such a rich and quirky history, from Murwillumbah’s hilarious swamp beer story to the Nimbin Aquarius Festival, Lismore’s Tropical Fruits to Tenterfield’s saddler and his famous grandson.  This is an opportunity to add our significant sites to the state’s history trail.  

“This round of blue plaques will celebrate the diversity of our community, with themes including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, environment and sustainability, sport, social justice and advocacy, war-time stories, the elderly, disability, LGBTQIA+ and more,” Ms Saffin said.

Nominating for a blue plaque is easy and can be done online. To be eligible, the sites must:

  • relate to a person, people or event that has made a lasting impact on a                    community in NSW or NSW as a whole;
  • be appropriate, sensitive and engaging to a wide audience;
    • relate to a person or people who passed away more than 20 years ago                     or an event that occurred more than 20 years ago, and
    • have a location in NSW for the blue plaque that is publicly accessible           and has a direct connection to the person, people, or event.

To nominate a site go to https://www.haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/blue-plaques-nsw