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Queensland heritage places destroyed

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No State Heritage Places were destroyed between 2012 and 2015, however 5 places destroyed prior to 2012 have been removed from the Queensland Heritage Register.

In 2016-2017, no State Heritage Places were destroyed.

Since 2012, no Queensland Heritage Places have been substantially destroyed by natural causes or demolished through development. While this is fortunate, extreme events since 2012—including cyclones, floods, severe storms and fire—have seen substantial impacts and damage occurring to several Queensland Heritage Places. These impacts occurred throughout the state and included he effects of Tropical Cyclones Oswald (2013) and Marcia (2015) in Central Queensland, to the damage caused by Brisbane’s severe hailstorm in late 2014. Such events are a reminder of the ongoing vulnerability of Queensland Heritage Places to natural disasters.

New provisions were included in the Heritage Act in 2011 to remove destroyed Queensland Heritage Places from the Queensland Heritage Register.

There have been 5 Queensland Heritage Places removed from the Queensland Heritage Register as destroyed places in the reporting period. While the places were removed in the reporting period, the actual destruction of all the places occurred prior to 2012. One of these places, Caboonbah Homestead in Esk, was destroyed by fire. Four of these places—Wheat Creek Culvert, Brisbane; Pizzey Memorial Clock, Childers; Humphrey’s Boatshed and Slipway, Southport; and Mitchell State School were destroyed by approved development involving demolition or relocation.

More information:

Indicator: Number and distribution of Queensland heritage places destroyed

Number of Queensland heritage places destroyed by local government area for 2012-2017.

Download data from Queensland Government data

Last updated 26 October 2018