LIST: The Freedom Park cenotaph has been recommended for State Heritage listing.
LIST: The Freedom Park cenotaph has been recommended for State Heritage listing. Alistair Brightman

Push for hall state heritage continues

THE push to add Pialba's Memorial Hall to the State Heritage register will continue after the neighbouring cenotaph was recognised.

The heritage council has recommended the cenotaph be added to the state's register due to its historical significance.

Last year Jannean Dean submitted the application to add the cenotaph and the Memorial Hall to the state register.

While "thrilled" to see the cenotaph recommended, Ms Dean said the goal was to secure the hall for the future.

"Chris Loft told me the council has no intention of moving it but regardless, we need to lock it in," Ms Dean said. "I'm hoping the community will come forward with more historical information or pictures. It's got significant local heritage but we've got to get it across the line."

The submission to the Queensland Heritage Council comes after the previous Fraser Coast council indicated the hall could be moved to an undisclosed location.

Fraser Coast councillor for heritage George Seymour said the hall was a "vital community hub".

He will move a motion at next week's council meeting to prevent it from being re-located. "It's the only surviving building of the Pialba Shire Council," he said.

Ms Dean hopes to have most of Freedom Park heritage listed. "Once we get the hall listed then we'll have a better chance of getting the railway station done," she said.



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