Help to save region’s history
RESIDENTS are encouraged to “play their part” to ensure a diverse range of places with key historical themes or value are appropriately recognised as part of the draft Bundaberg Regional Council Planning Scheme.
In the draft plan released last year, 17 places of local heritage significance were identified and included as part of the heritage and neighbourhood character overlay.
More recently, the council, with the assistance of consultants Converge Heritage and Community, has completed a local heritage study that recommends a further 53 local heritage places be added.
The council’s Planning and Development spokesman Ross Sommerfeld said the proposed addition of these places of heritage significance was important to ensure that places enriching the character of the community were appropriately recognised and protected.
Among the proposed additional listings that are being considered by the council are the Bundaberg Railway Station, the Gin Gin Post Office, Nielson Park and the Doolbi-Horton War Memorial.
A template submission form is available on the BRC website. Submissions close tomorrow.