Historical signs installed
One of the best parts of being a local Councillor is seeing your ideas take concrete form in our community. In late 2012, I moved a motion for Council to install pictorial signs around the municipality to make people aware of the area’s history and evolution. I think history is important and wanted to bring it out of the dusty archives and into the streets.
Last week Council official launched the signs with a brief tour around Petersham with the Marrickville Historical Society.
The Inner West has a fascinating history, and many buildings or relics still remain. Understanding local history can give a greater sense of place for both residents and visitors.
19 signs have now been installed around the municipality, and I hope the number continue to expand. Eventually I’d like to see a Marrickville historical trail that people can walk, cycle or drive between the signs and enjoy our rich history.
Sometimes things take a while to happen on local council, but when they do happen it is great.