New South Wales
Place: Rustic Roads – Bloom Hill Road Central Western NSW
Threat: Tar Sealing – Development
Significance of Place
roadway dates from the early settlement period. In its present form, condition and appearance it makes a major contribution to the scenic
cultural and historic value of the lands through which it passes.
The road in its current rustic condition forms part of the historical rural
landscape linking many aspects of the original Bloomhill community, including the lone grave of local identity, Henry Stapley. In its
current form the road provides an interesting link between early Australian settlement and contemporary life in the area.
Description of Threat
Oberon Council plans to tar seal this rustic road despite considerable opposition.
Oberon Council should not proceed with its planned tar sealing.