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|Address:||Playfair Street, The Rocks, 2000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.858846|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 8th December, 1996|
Twenty five years ago, in midst of Sydney`s biggest building boom, most of The Rocks was to be demolished to make way for high rise development.
In December 1971, local residents, unionists and environmentalists came together to fight for the area`s preservation. "Green Bans" were placed on The Rocks and led to the area being preserved as an outstanding example of urban conservation.
This plaque commemorates the courage and vision of all who worked to save this precious part of Sydney`s heritage.
Unveiled by The Hon. Craig Knowles, M.P.,
Minister for Urban Affairs and Planning, Minister for Housing
and Jack Mundey, former Builders` Labourers` Federation leader
and urban environmentalist, 8 December, 1996.