News

Council adds three new sites to heritage list

THREE of the region's most significant heritage sites, including Maryborough's oldest man-made structure, will be preserved after being added to the Local Heritage Register.

Councillor George Seymour turned up to the Fraser Coast Regional Council's last meeting in Maryborough armed with pages of information about the sites.

The sites to be protected include Bidwill's Bridge in Pioneer Park, a convict-built culvert on Booybyjan Rd in Malarga and the Aramara North School and War Memorial.

The remnants of Bidwill's Bridge are believed to be the oldest physical man-made structure still existing in the Maryborough region.

The culvert is only 500m within the Fraser Coast boundary but was once the road connecting inland settlements to Maryborough - essential for transporting wool and produce.

Cr Seymour said adding these sites to the heritage register would mean protection for the sites - and another location for heritage tourists.

"This will ensure they are protected also if any changes were going to happen to them then they'd have to be assessed," he said.

"There is huge potential for heritage tourism and this will build on that."

To get more information on the sites, visit frasercoast.qld.gov.au and read the Ordinary Meeting 10 agenda.

Topics:  fraser coast regional council, george seymour, heritage register, maryborough




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Fight for our farmers

Tweed valley Dairy farmer, Ron Stoddart attends to his cows for the afternoon milking session. Stoddart Farm has a new Dairying syteme where the cows are miked and fed at the same time.

An extra 10 cents a week would boost dairy profit by $88,000.

LETTER: A bridge promise was never made

NO PROMISES: Keith Pitt says he never broke any promises over the proposed Burrum River bridge, because he never made any.

I never promised Commonwealth funding for a feasibility study.

Why you should never buy a brand new car

Think of how much you'll lose in depreciation.

Latest deals and offers

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked