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Monday, December 28, 2009

Queensland Heritage Council request for submissions to the Heritage Register

The Queensland Heritage Council (QHC) are asking all Queenslanders to think about what local places should be included on the State Heritage Register. These potential heritage places includes trees...

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(From the QHC website: )

As the state’s independent advisor on heritage matters, one of the Queensland Heritage Council’s main tasks is to ensure the Queensland heritage register truly tells this state’s story of development – for all Queenslanders.

To this end, we’ve been grateful for the efforts of the State Government’s statewide heritage survey which has identified more than 200 places so far that are worthy of state heritage listing.

But we fear time will beat us: that’s why the Heritage Council is seeking Queenslanders’ input. We are asking you to get involved by offering suggestions of local places that you consider worthy of state-heritage listing.

Together, let’s ensure the Queensland heritage register captures iconic Queensland places of all descriptions.

What’s wanted:

Name a place in Queensland that is not yet heritage-listed but which you believe should be by emailing your suggestions to the Queensland Heritage Council on before 26 January 2010.

The place you nominate must fit at least one of the following criteria:

Rare, uncommon or endangered

Part of Queensland’s development

Able to tell us something new about our history

A great example of its type

Visually appealing

Creative or technically innovative

Special to a group for social, cultural or religious reasons

Linked to an outstanding Queenslander or Queensland group
The normal nomination forms required to complete a submission - which are quite comprehensive and lengthy - have been set aside during this period up to Jan 26th 2010, presumably to encourage more people to submit potential heritage places.

A simplified form for submitting Veteran Trees (and non tree places!) that represent heritage values in your local area can be found here (NB left clicking this link will take you away from this page):    Historic places in your neighbourhood

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