Banners ‘af­fect Palace’

Isis Town and Country - - News -

ISIS Dis­trict Res­i­dents and Ratepay­ers As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent John van Barn­eveld has taken con­cerns about the Palace Ho­tel to the State Govern­ment.

The as­so­ci­a­tion is con­cerned the her­itage value of the build­ing is di­min­ished by two large banners hang­ing on the up­per ve­randa.

In a let­ter to En­vi­ron­ment and Her­itage Pro­tec­tion Min­is­ter Steven Miles, Mr van Barn­eveld wrote about the “un­sightly banners” and how they af­fected the build­ing’s her­itage value.

Mr van Barn­eveld said he wrote to Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil about the mat­ter, which replied that it had a “gen­eral ex­emp­tion cer­tifi­cate” from the Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment and Her­itage Pro­tec­tion that de­ter­mined the build­ing’s aes­thetic was not com­pro­mised.

“It makes ev­ery­thing look so tacky,” Mr van Barn­eveld said.

Mr van Barn­eveld be­lieved the trouble stemmed from the in­for­ma­tion cen­tre’s lo­ca­tion, and said Childers should fol­low other re­gions.

“They usu­ally have them in a sep­a­rate build­ing on the out­skirts of town,” he said.

“It would be bet­ter if it went some­where like that or near Wool­worths where it’s a lot more open.”

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