Bundaberg Regional Council Local Heritage Register
On 7 August, 2012 Council adopted the Bundaberg Regional Council Local Heritage Register in accordance with the provisions of the Queensland Heritage Act 1992.
The Bundaberg Region has a diverse and wide range of cultural heritage including those places which have special associations to traditional ownership, early European timbergetting, grazing and farming to places associated with South-Sea islander labour. These include the National Trust recognised historic town of Childers, the pastural settlement of Gin Gin, the coastal strip of Bargara, the city of Bundaberg and hinterland and coastal villages such as Woodgate, Tirroan, Cordalba, Innes Park, Ellliot Heads, Avondale and South Kolan. To the present day the Bundaberg Region has a unique range of places with Local Heritage Significance including bridges, historic buildings, homesteads, trees, infrastructure and war memorials.
Local Heritage Register
Currently in the Bundaberg Region are over 50 places inlcuded in the Queensland State Heritage Register under the provisions of the Queensland Heritage Act 1992. A Local Heritage Register aims to provide the Bundaberg Region community with the opportuntiy of recognising and valuing local places that while not neccessarily being of significance to Australia or Queensland as a whole, have special significance to the Bundaberg Region.
The Bundaberg Regional Council Local Heritage Register is available for inspection at any of Council's Customer Service Centres, or by the following link:
Table 1 within the Register highlights the current Local Heritage Places in the Bundaberg Region. Table 2 highlights the existing places in the Bundaberg Region included in the Queensland State Heritage Register. Land owners proposing development on these places should contact the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Heritage Protection on 13QGOV, or by the Departments website».
In addition, Schedule 1 of the Planning Scheme for the Burnett Shire 2006 inlcudes some existing Cultural Heritage Features which can be veiwed here». Certain development will require assessment against the Cultural Heritage Features Overlay Code.
Nominating a Place for Inclusion
Anyone can apply to nominate a place for inclusion on the Bundaberg Regional Council Local Heritage Register! The Application form is available at any of Council's Customer Service centres, or by selecting the following link:
There is no fee to nominate a place for inclusion to the Bundaberg Regional Council Local Heritage Register. Mandatory information is required for Council to consider a place for inclusion and includes the preparation of a Statement of Significance. This form may also be utlised to include only a part of a place, and also to apply to remove a place from the Register.
Development on a Local Heritage Place
The best way to protect heritage places is to ensure they remain in use and are valued by the community. Bundaberg Regional Council will strive to work with property owners, or those intending to own a heritage place to reach suitable outcomes that conserve the fabric of these places.
Most development on a Local Heritage Place will require a Development Application to be assessd by Council. Development on a Local Heritage Place not mentioned in Schedule 1 of the Planning Scheme for the Burnett Shire is assessable against the IDAS Code mentioned in Schedule 2 of the Queensland Heritage Regulation 2003. The Code can be viewed here».
At its meeting 07 August, 2012 Council formally proposed to nominate the first two (2) places for inclusion on the Bundaberg Regional Council Local Heritage Register. They are the Alexandra Park Bandstand and the Hinkler House Memorial. Public Notification of these places for inclusion in the Register will commence soon.
The proposed Local Heritage PlaceCards for these places can be veiwed by following the links below:
For any enquiries in relation to any of the above including how to apply for a nomination, assistance with completing the nomination forms, enquiries about specific heritage places or any other general Local Heritage queries, please do not hesitate to contact Council's Planning Services by telephone 1300 883 699, or email firstname.lastname@example.org»