Communities across the state can now nominate heritage places linked to notable personalities and events for recognition as part of the NSW Blue Plaques program.

Local Members of Parliament (MPs) or Members of the Legislative Council (MLCs) will be asking their communities to provide suggestions on sites which represent a significant story, person or event. The MPs and MLCs will then nominate these sites to Heritage NSW for a Blue Plaque.

Blue Plaque NSWMinister responsible for Heritage Don Harwin said whether its buildings or people that have had an important impact, across NSW there are hidden gems with stories that deserve to be told.

“Behind every plaque is a story. We want everyone to be involved in making suggestions to their local MP or MLC so we can recognise the people and places in history that matter most to local communities,” Mr Harwin said.

MPs and MLCs will have until 31 October 2021 to submit their nominations to Heritage NSW for consideration.

The NSW Blue Plaques program is delivered through Heritage NSW. Find out more from Heritage NSW.