Friday, February 15, 2013

Heritage hope for cemetery

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland’s historic Jewish cemetery would be nominated for a place on the state heritage register under plans for the site’s future care.
Heritage listing is one of the goals of a conservation management plan that will be put before Maitland City Council tomorrow night.
“Implementation of the plan by council will assist in the site’s long-term protection,” council heritage officer Clare James said in a report to council.
The cemetery has already been noted as a site of state heritage significance and further investigations point to it being a fitting addition to the heritage register, which would make it eligible for state funds.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 11, 2013.