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Heritage projects across Queensland receive more than $940,000 in funding

Owners and custodians of heritage-listed places will share in more than $940,000 in funding to help protect Queensland’s important state heritage places.

30 recipients were receiving funding for projects that include repairs and restoration work to help preserve our important heritage buildings.

This round of funding is part of the Government’s $18 million Community Sustainability Action Grants Program, which help conserve Queensland’s environment and heritage and protect wildlife.

This community-driven heritage grant program supports locally based projects that help to protect culturally significant places in communities. For example, Childers’ Paragon Theatre received $40,000 to replace external cladding and undertake repairs to the roof, and Stonehouse on the D’Aguilar Highway near Moore received $40,000 to rebuild termite-damaged walls.

Some of Queensland’s remote heritage buildings were also benefitting from this funding. Noccundra Hotel in far southwest Queensland will also receive $16,700 to repair and replace down pipes and guttering on the hotel and kitchen buildings.

Sarah Turner, Director of Pandari Trust, said Noccundra Hotel, about 140 kilometres west of Thargomindah, was built in the nineteenth century, and lays on the former stock and trading routes from South Australia and New South Wales.

“Despite its remoteness, Noccundra Hotel continues to be a tourist attraction, meeting place for locals, families and stockmen, and a resting place for travellers,” she said.

“The hotel is one of the earliest examples of a surviving hotel from Queensland’s early pastoral settlement era and was built of stone from Mt Poole quarry in New South Wales.

“By replacing the guttering and downpipes, we’ll direct water away from the stone building and prevent further damage to the historic stonework.”

Since 2016, more than $2.7 million has been allocated for 81 heritage conservation projects, and these grants are going a long way to protect Queensland’s heritage-listed places.

More information on the Community Sustainability Action Grants Program is available at

A full list of grant recipients is below.

Community Sustainability Action Grants Recipients: $943,312

  • Kurilpa Scout Group - $5000 develop a Conservation Management Plan for the Baden Powell Memorial Hall in Yeronga Memorial Park
  • National Trust of Australia (Queensland) - $15,000 to develop a Conservation Management Plan for Brennan & Geraghty's Store in Maryborough.
  • Vaughan Baker - $39,998 to undertake repairs to the roof, walls, doors and windows and veranda boards of the Bullamon Homestead at Thallon.
  • St Paul's Cathedral Parish in Rockhampton - $15,000 to develop a Conservation Management Plan to guide future restoration and maintenance works of St Paul's Cathedral in Rockhampton.
  • The Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane - $30,140 to repair the four roof finials, repair external weather chamferboards, replace existing louvre windows, repair the subfloor framing and wall framing under the Christ Church Milton rectory eastern perimeter walls, and paint all restored work.
  • Stephanie Keays - $40,000 to identify the causes of leaks and other issues with the roof drainage system at Clifford House at Toowoomba.
  • CQ Military Museum Inc - $40,000 to repaint the exterior of the heritage-listed Drill Hall which houses the CQ Military Museum in Rockhampton.
  • Yungaburra Hotel Pty Ltd - $40,000 to repair and paint the façade of the Yungaburra Hotel and undertake critical facade improvements and other roof works.
  • Don and Kylie Shepherd - $40,000 to paint the internal surfaces of the upper level of the Forest Hill Hotel and restore the wrought iron railings.
  • Graham Isbell - $19,636 to maintain Gooloowan at Ipswich in watertight condition. This project will repair or replace the roof cladding on the billiards room and waterproof the timber decking on the west verandah of the main house.         
  • Pandari Pty Ltd - $16,700 to repair or replace the missing and damaged downpipes and guttering on the Noccundra Hotel, to reduce damage to the stone building.
  • Hotel Corones Charleville Pty Ltd - $40,000 to repair the plaster work in the entry, foyer, bar, hallway, men’s and ladies’ toilets and paint the repaired plaster work of the Hotel Corones in Charleville.
  • National Trust of Australia (Queensland) - $20,000 to replace the guttering, add downpipes and repaint damaged surfaces at the Hou Wang Miau Temple in Atherton.
  • Comet Masonic Lodge - $40,000 to repair white ant damage and dry rot to timbers and paint internal affected areas of the Comet Masonic Lodge at Barcaldine.
  • Heather Stewart - $15,000 to develop a Conservation Management Plan for Kilburnie Homestead at Jambin and surrounding outbuildings and grave sites.
  • Daniel & Julie Bowden - $40,000 to paint the exterior of the Marburg Hotel once a separately funded roof restoration project has been completed.
  • Merissa & Nigel Craft - $40,000 to replace external cladding and repair the roof on the left-hand side of the Paragon Theatre in Childers.
  • Anella Holdings Pty Ltd - $40,000 to repair the roof of the original home of Jose and Margarita Paronella at Paronella Park, to conserve the interior of the building.
  • John & Diana Lynch - $40,000 to begin the process of re-roofing the grand Aldborough residence in Charters Towers.
  • The Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane - $23,600 to repair the external sandstone and porphyry stonework of the Old Bishopbourne building at St Francis College in Milton, to reduce structural damage.
  • Binna Burra Lodge Ltd - $40,000 to support heritage conservation aspects associated with the rebuild of the property.
  • Graham Higgins - $40,000 to replace all roof sheeting, damaged or incorrect guttering and refurbish the rainwater heads at Vacy Hall at Toowoomba.
  • June Frank - $20,000 to restore the upper level of Garowie at Ipswich by replacing two beams and the flooring.
  • The Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane - $32,410 to repaint the eastern gable wall of St Mary's Anglican Church at Kangaroo Point.
  • Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane - $38,528 to repair damage to the internal lining walls caused by white ants, repair and refurbish windows and paint the external walls of St Patrick's Church in Rosevale.
  • The Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Townsville - $40,000 to restore the St Columba's bell tower in Charters Towers.
  • Jekle Australia Pty Ltd - $40,000 to rebuild termite damaged walls in the former Stonehouse accommodation building at Moore and repoint the southern wall of the kitchen and pantry complex. Work includes engagement of an archaeologist to record findings as rubble is removed from interior rooms.
  • The Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane - $12,300 for the Conservation Management Plan of St. Mark's Anglican Church in Warwick.
  • National Trust of Australia (Queensland) - $40,000 to replace the roof, gutters, eaves and flashings of the Stock Exchange Arcade in Charters Towers.
  • The Trustee for Cameron Family Trust - $40,000 to repair, restore and refurbish Wyambyn homestead at Tabragalba. This will include re-stumping the building and re-roofing to fix existing leaks and rectifying existing damage to protect from future damage.