Avid Goulburn historian Jeff Coggan pictured at Goulburn's Jewish cemetery after it was nominated for listing on the State Heritage Heritage. (Louise Thrower)

Goulburn’s old Jewish cemetery wins State Heritage Register listing

Minister responsible for Heritage, Don Harwin, announced the listing on Monday, saying the Long Street facility would be protected for perpetuity.

“The Jewish community has contributed greatly to NSW. I’m very pleased that this historic cemetery is now on the State Heritage Register.”

Sydney man and the cemetery’s primary trustee, Gary Luke, nominated the facility last November.

“It’s very good news and my compliments go to the State Heritage Branch and the Minister,” he said.

“I understand that it is a near world record from the time the branch put it forward to the Minister signing off on it.”

Mr Luke nominated the cemetery with heritage professional, Chris Betteridge, who also advised on Kenmore Hospital’s listing on the register.

Mr Luke said it was especially important to protect the Jewish collection of graves given the council’s plans for more industrial zoning in the surrounding Charles Valley. In addition, a flagged extension of Common Street over to the Hume Highway could see heavy vehicles traversing the sensitive area.

Read the article by Louise Thrower in the Goulburn Post.