Chris Patterson trusts heritage committee’s findings on St John’s

Camden MP Chris Patterson will support whatever decision the NSW Heritage Council makes regarding the listing of the St John’s Anglican Church precinct on the State Heritage Register.

The site is currently being considered for the register after the State Heritage Register Committee received a nomination from former church warden Fletcher Joss earlier this year.

The public exhibition period for the precinct’s inclusion ends on November 8.

Mr Joss wants to see the entire precinct – not just the historic church building and rectory – given heritage protection in future years.

Mr Patterson said he trusted the Heritage Council would make the right call.

“They’re the experts,” he said.

“I will support whatever decision they make, whether the whole precinct deserves to be on the register or just part of it.

“I absolutely support the process they have to go through.”

Mr Patterson encouraged any residents who felt like they had something to add to the discussion surrounding St John’s to make a submission before the exhibition period ended.

“Please make your submission, it all makes a difference in the decision-making process,” he said.

The MP said he viewed St John’s as one of the “most historically important parts of our region”.