CAMDEN

Have your say and protect heritage

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St John’s Anglican Church.

THE St John’s Anglican Church Precinct, at Camden, is a step close to heritage listing on the state register and residents are being urged to support the application to protect the landmark from future development.

Following a submission from the Camden Residents Action Group (CRAG), the Heritage Council of NSW is now calling for public comment into the proposed listing until November 8.

CRAG president Glenda Davis said it was crucial that residents got behind the proposal to protect the 168-yearold church and precinct.

“Experts on the heritage council all agreed the precinct is significant at a meeting on October 4 and the next step is for the people of Camden and NSW to support it,’’ she said.

As reported in the Macarthur Chronicle, CRAG members and historians are concerned about the future of the precinct since St John’s Anglican Church revealed plans to sell part of its site to raise funds for a new $6 million worship centre.

The precinct is currently on the local significance register. NSW Environment and Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton will make the final decision.

b Send submissions to Heritage

Council of NSW, Locked Bag 5020, Parramatta NSW 2124, or email

heritage@nsw.gov.au