The Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum.
The Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum. Lisa Maynard

Gladstone council adds 40 new places to heritage register

A NEW local heritage register containing 66 places has been adopted by Gladstone Regional Council.

The adoption of the register at council's meeting on Tuesday followed a comprehensive local heritage study which identified key historical themes throughout the region and places that reflected the themes through research, consultation, site surveys and state legislation criteria.

Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers said there had been 26 places already included on the state heritage register, and the council's study had unearthed an additional 40 places of local heritage significance.

"There are many reasons for listing a place on council's heritage register - they are either aesthetically significant or have a strong association with a particular community, individual, group or organisation," Cr Sellers said.

"These places all tell a story and I encourage residents to get out there and explore our great region."

The listed places include several lighthouses, historic fig trees in Miriam Vale and Gladstone, the Grand Hotel establishments at Gladstone and Many Peaks, Captain Cook's landing place at Seventeen Seventy, the former Gladstone Post Office, Kullaroo House and the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum.

Iconic industrial places including the Gladstone Power Station stacks, the Many Peaks railway complex and dam, and the Glassford Creek copper smelter, along with the Port Curtis Sailing Club clubhouse and the former Port Curtis Co-operative Dairy Factory, are also on the list.

Residents cand view the complete local heritage register by visiting the council's website, phoning the regional strategy section on 1300 621 922 or emailing regionalstrategy@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au.



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