Save Our Pubs
SAVE OUR PUBS!
Kurri and Cessnock are famous for our historic pubs.
These grand hotels reflect a time when Kurri and Cessnock were the site of Australia’s premier coalfields which powered the industry of the nation.
“The hotels of the South Maitland Coalfields are truly a significant component of Australia’s heritage…” Ed Tonks, historian.
Council has now set a precedent. If it is willing to take away the heritage protection from one pub, the owners of the other hotels may rightly expect the heritage listing to be lifted on other hotels as well.
We are very concerned that having set this precedent, all of the historic pubs of the Cessnock Coalfields are now at risk.
Save our heritage pubs!
Council will debate the issue again on Wednesday August 15th. If the same majority of Councillors still support removing the heritage status of the Chelmsford Hotel it will then be referred to the Department of Planning for public exhibition.
Please send an email or phone the following Councillors who voted to remove the heritage status of the Chelmsford Hotel and ask them to reconsider.
Jeff Maybury Fax: 02 4937 5438 Phone: 02 4937 1400
Bob Pynsent firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 0408 267 532
Graham Smith email@example.com Mobile: 0408 333 604
Cordelia Burcham firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 0413 912 650
Neil Gorman email@example.com Mobile: 0429 924 119
Alan McCudden Allan.McCudden@cessnock.nsw.gov.au Mobile: 0428 648 532
Please also write to Member for Cessnock, Clayton Barr at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ph. (02) 4991 1466
Robyn Parker, NSW Minister for Heritage at email@example.com or Phone (02) 9228 5253
(The Councillors who supported retaining the heritage status of the Chelmsford Hotel were James Ryan, Chris Parker, Rachel Main, Ian Olsen and Alison Davey)