Heritage award for council
BUNDABERG Regional Council has been given a high commendation in this year's National Trust Heritage Awards.
The council was commended for the conservation and promotion of the cultural heritage of the region.
It was commended for recent projects that included a Local Heritage Study that involved extensive community consultation, as well as the promotion, especially for tourism purposes, of cultural heritage assets such as the Botanical Gardens, the Bundaberg and District Historical Museum, the Australian Sugar Cane Railway, Bert Hinkler House and the Hinkler Hall of Aviation.
The awards are held in partnership with the Queensland Heritage Council and QUT, and this year marked 40 years of celebrating outstanding achievements in cultural heritage.
"The first Queensland Heritage Award, the John Herbert Award, was received on the 29th of September 1975 by the Goondiwindi Town Council for 'a meritorious restoration' of the Goondiwindi Customs House," National Trust CEO Jonathan Fisher said.