Heritage Symposium a success at Landsborough

IT WAS a packed house with more than 100 history enthusiasts receiving a VIP all-access pass into South East Queensland’s distinguished heritage homes at the Sunshine Coast Heritage Symposium held today (April 29) at the Landsborough School of Arts Hall.

Renowned heritage professionals shared insights into some of the area’s best kept secrets at the free annual event, celebrating The Australian National Trust Heritage Festival.

Sunshine Coast Council Community Portfolio and Divisional 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said guests heard from curators, historians and heritage specialists at the unique event.

“The symposium celebrated The Australian National Trust Heritage Festival — the nation’s largest annual community-driven heritage festival,” Cr Baberowski said.

“Council shares a common aim with the National Trust to ‘promote and advance the conservation, protection and understanding of Australia’s natural and cultural heritage, including the heritage of Australia’s first peoples’, so the alignment made perfect sense.

Landsborough was also the perfect spot to host the event. The town’s heritage precinct and credentials are a point of pride for the community and well identified in the Landsborough Placemaking Master Plan.

“And we are actively working with the Landsborough and District Historical Society, who recently entered into a new era of operations with council, in addition to handing asset control of the entire Landsborough Museum collection to Council.”

The symposium is funded by the Heritage Levy. The Heritage Levy is charged to every rateable property, and used to document, research, conserve, protect, promote and provide access to those tangible and intangible items, places, facilities and events that define the stories, history and values of the people, communities and culture of the Sunshine Coast.