Council has voted to support the placement of a statue of prominent Australian writer and feminist Louisa Lawson at the February 2021 meeting.
The statue could soon be seen in Mudgee after Mudgee Rotary Club decided to propose a bronze statue of the accomplished local feminist and suffragist be commissioned.
The Rotary Club said they were thrilled that Council is supporting the project.
"The Rotary Club of Mudgee are delighted that Council has given its support to the Clubs much loved project of recognising Louisa Lawson by way of a full-sized statue to be placed in a prominent position in Mudgee," a spokesperson said.
Chris Stephens, who has been driving the project on behalf of the Rotary Club of Mudgee, said this was a great outcome and the project can now move forward.
"Having Council approval is a giant step forward and we can now proceed with surety that one of our most unrecognised pioneers will receive the true recognition she really deserves." Chris said.
"With a positive momentum now under way, a considered funding strategy can be implemented to see the project advancing in a constructive manner. The Rotary Club of Mudgee can now facilitate the organisation of the necessary funding required for the project."
The motion mentioned placing the statue in Bill Cox Square out the front of the Mudgee Library on Market Street. However there's still potential for flexibility later if Council wanted to look at other sites, but the library is the one being supported at the moment.
The sculpture is set to be designed and created by Mudgee sculptor Margot Stephens.
A vision for the sculpture that hasn't yet been finalised but a concept shows Louisa sitting atop a number of books while writing a poem. The spine of each book will represent a different accomplishment in Louisa's life.