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Heritage on the Park

Heritage in the Redlands will be discussed at a forum held in the grounds of Fernleigh.

Historic Fernleigh

Historic Fernleigh

Date: 11 February 2017

Time: 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Place: Fernleigh at 73 Shore Street East, Cleveland (next to G.J. Walter Park)

Fernleigh is a private residence included in the Queensland Heritage Register.

It is one of very few houses which have survived from the early European development of Cleveland in the 1860s.

This is a rare opportunity to see a privately owned heritage listed house in the Redlands.

The heritage forum will be hosted by Redlands2030, together with the owners of Fernleigh.

Fernleigh Heritage Forum

All too often there is confusion and debate over the meaning of heritage and the response to issues in the face of a particular development application.

Sadly, the chance to discuss heritage and heritage values is all too often in a “pressure cooker” like situation when properties with heritage significance are threatened by development.

At this forum, qualified speakers will talk about:

  • The history of settlement in Cleveland
  • Heritage values of Fernleigh (and nearby buildings)
  • A personal perspective of what is involved in managing a heritage listed home
  • Update on Willards Farm (near Capalaba)

The highlight of the afternoon will be walk through Fernleigh cottage, guided by the owners.349

After the formalities light refreshments will be served in the garden of Fernleigh which enjoys peaceful views over G.J. Walter Park.

This will be an opportunity to socialise and learn more about heritage, heritage protection and the early history of Cleveland.

Book your place

There will be a small entry charge of $12/head for what promises to be an interesting afternoon – refreshments included.

To book your place please RSVP by 9 February to:

thereporter@redlands2030.net

 

Redlands2030

 

Date: February 11, 2017
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Event: Redlands heritage forum at Fernleigh Cottage
Topic: Fernleigh Heritage Form,
Sponsor: Redlands2030
Venue: Fernleigh
Location: 71 Shore Street East
Cleveland, Queensland
Public: Private

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