St Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Kingaroy … one of the many local buildings on the Queensland Heritage Register

February 22, 2024

The State Government has allocated $1 million in grant funding to assist heritage conservation and promotion in Queensland.

The funding will be split between two grant programs: $850,000 under the Community Sustainability Action Grants for Community Heritage, and $175,000 as part of a one-off pilot grant program called Showcasing Queensland Heritage.

Grants of up to $50,000 are available under the Action Grants for projects that will help to preserve and promote places on the Queensland Heritage Register. 

A key focus will be on projects that use best practices in heritage conservation and those that demonstrate engagement with the local community and visitors.

The grants can be used to carry out repairs such as restumping, reroofing, repairing brick or stonework, exterior repainting and drainage works, or the installation of touch screens, interactive displays, audio guides, and online virtual tours that interpret the rich histories of these places.

The Showcasing grants will provide between $5000-$50,000 to support groups to host events that encourage and promote community understanding, appreciation and engagement with heritage-listed places in their local area.

These could include exhibitions, lectures or tours, seminars, workshops, open houses, performances or festivals.

“One of the key findings of the 2022 review by the Queensland Heritage Advisory Panel was the need to get more community groups, local councils and place owners actively involved in identifying potential new places that may be added to the register and conserving those already heritage-listed,” Environment Minister Leanne Linard said.

“These grant programs will allow eligible owners and custodians of State heritage-listed places to actively contribute to and promote the preservation of our state’s history to ensure these sites can be enjoyed for future generations.”

Applications for both grant programs close at 5:00pm on Monday, March 25.

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State Heritage Listings

The following buildings in the South Burnett Regional Council area are listed on the Queensland Heritage Register:

 Boondooma Homestead  8262 Mundubbera-Durong Road, Boondooma
 Burrandowan Station Homestead  Kingaroy Road, Kingaroy
 Carroll Cottage  6 Edward Street, Kingaroy
 King’s Boarding House (former)  Maidenwell-Cooyar Road, Maidenwell
 Kingaroy Butter Factory (former)  67 William Street, Kingaroy
 Kingaroy Peanut Silos  117-131 Haly Street, Kingaroy
 Kingaroy Shire Council Chambers (former)  Haly Street, Kingaroy
 Murgon Civic Centre  62-70 Lamb Street, Murgon
 Murgon State School  91 Gore Street, Murgon
 Nanango Butter Factory Building  George Street, Nanango
 Nanango Court House  30 Henry Street, Nanango
 Shepherd Memorial Church of St Peter  cnr Drake Street and Wondai Road, Proston
 SB Co-operative Dairy Assoc Factory (former)  Macalister Street, Murgon
 St Michael and All Angels Church  2-6 Alford Street, Kingaroy
 Taabinga Homestead  7 Old Taabinga Road, Kingaroy
 Taromeo Homestead complex and cemetery  624 Old Esk Road, Taromeo
 Tarong Homestead  Cooyar Road, Tarong
 Wylarah  South Burrandowan Road, Ironpot

Goomeri & Kilkivan buildings in the Gympie Regional Council area:

 Barambah Homestead  Goomeri Road, Goomeri
 Booubyjan Homestead  Booubyjan Rd, Booubyjan
 Elgin Vale Sawmill  Manumbar Road, Elgin Vale
 Goomeri Hall of Memory  Boonara Street, Goomeri
 Goomeri War Memorial Clock  Burnett Highway, Goomeri
 Mount Clara Smelter  Rossmore Road, Kilkivan
 Woolooga Rail Bridge  Theebine-Kilkivan Line, Wide Bay Creek


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