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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




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