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A plaque commemorates the workers who saved the building heritage of The Rocks in the 1970's.


Address:Playfair Street, The Rocks, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.858846
Long: 151.208259
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 8th December, 1996
Front Inscription

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.


Source: MA
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