Liverpool Listens: Have Your Say About A Signage Strategy For Historic Liverpool Cemetery

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Image source: Liverpool Champion

Image source: Liverpool Champion

Council is asking residents for their views on a new draft strategy to better share the stories of some of Liverpool’s most interesting and influential early citizens who are buried at Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park (LPMP).

“The old cemetery has some fascinating stories to tell,” explained Mayor Ned Mannoun.

“And our new plan is to draw more visitors into the park to enjoy its history and social significance, and through it, the broader history of Liverpool.”

From 1821 to the 1950’s, Liverpool Pioneers Memorial Park was the principal cemetery for the Liverpool region and is the resting place of more than 13,000 early and influential citizens.

Some of Liverpool’s notable citizens resting there include early free settler and farmer James Badgery, after whom Badgerys Creek is named, Reverend Robert Cartwright, first Minister of St Luke’s Church and Richard Sadlier, the first Mayor of Liverpool.

The Draft Interpretive Signage Strategy outlines a combination of new in situ signage, printed resources, as well as digital information including a Wikipedia style inventory, notable pioneer’s biographies, cemetery database and interactive maps on Council’s website, which will also be accessible via smart phones.

“I encourage residents to jump on to Liverpool Listens and share their ideas on how we can create the best experience for visitors to the Park and do justice to the fascinating stories of our pioneering citizens,” said Mayor Mannoun.

The draft plan will be available for viewing and feedback from Wednesday, 22 April – Wednesday, 13 May. To have your say, log on to Council’s online forum, Liverpool Listens, via the link: http://www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/liverpool-listens.

Residents can also provide feedback in writing to:

Chief Executive Officer
Draft Interpretive Signage Strategy Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park (2013/2672)
Locked Bag 7064
LIVERPOOL BC NSW 1871

Or alternatively, scan and email to lcc@liverpool.nsw.gov.au.