Grand Ho­tel no small deal

Townsville Bulletin - - Letters -

IWOULD like to com­plain about an ar­ti­cle by John An­der­sen about the Grand Ho­tel, Hugh­en­den (TB, De­cem­ber 13).

The ar­ti­cle made no men­tion of the Flin­ders Shire Mayor ex­press­ing the view in the Courier-Mailon Au­gust 18 that he wanted the build­ing to stay as it was the last pub stand­ing from the town’s early days.

Ihave spo­ken to the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment En­vi­ron­ment Pro­tec­tion Agency’s cul­tural her­itage branch that in­formed me that a me­dia re­lease pack­age on the Liv­ing Build­ings Grant Pro­gram for 2006-7 had been sent to all ma­jor Queens­land news­pa­pers but not re­ported in the Townsville Bul­letin.

The Grand Ho­tel would be likely to get fund­ing for the con­ser­va­tion build­ing work, which is an im­por­tant skill to fos­ter in it­self.

As our only news­pa­per, the TownsvilleBul­let­inhas a re­spon­si­bil­ity to re­port such im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion for ours and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions’ ben­e­fit. GARYRUD,

Rowes Bay.

BAL­ANCE . . . a reader is con­cerned about the fate of the Grand Ho­tel in Hugh­en­den

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