Lesley and Jack Frost, at their Point Vernon home, won a top gong in the Fraser Coast Heritage awards last year.
Lesley and Jack Frost, at their Point Vernon home, won a top gong in the Fraser Coast Heritage awards last year. Robyne Cuerel

History takes centre stage in Fraser Coast Heritage Awards

ARE you a homeowner, businessowner or tradesman responsible for a beautiful Fraser Coast renovation?

The Fraser Coast Heritage Awards are on again and those who've helped beautify the region can be rewarded for their efforts.

Fraser Coast Regional Council Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the awards began in Maryborough 18 years ago and recognise contributions to maintaining built heritage.

"The Fraser Coast has retained many buildings which showcase past architectural trends," he said.

"It is in the interests of all of us to ensure that these treasures are preserved and one way the council can help with that is to sponsor these awards,

"I strongly encourage all owners, tradesman and businesses involved in renovation work to either sponsor a category or enter examples of their work."

Categories include the Fraser Coast Regional Council awards, residential colour awards, Fraser Coast Chronicle awards and the apprentice or trainee award.

The awards are open to owners of commercial and residential buildings of all periods of architectural style and commercial outlets involved in renovation.

Entries close on Friday, May 1, and the awards will be presented at the gala dinner at the Brolga Theatre on May 16.

Works completed in the two years preceding the closing date are eligible.

Entry forms can be downloaded from frasercoast.qld.gov.au or from council customer service centres.



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