Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Heritage protection for city’s Jewish cemetery

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland Jewish Cemetery has been named on the State Heritage Register
Along with a burial ground in Goulburn it is one of only two Jewish cemeteries operating in the state.
The heritage register legally protects historically significant sites from threats such as development.
It means the Heritage Council of NSW will have a say on any major works ­proposed for the site in the future.
Environment and Heritage Minister, and Maitland MP, Robyn Parker announced the site’s heritage listing at a community open day yesterday.
Full article available at: Maitland Mercury, March 10, 2014.