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Heritage Places

JGPC values their involvement in working with clients who have stewardship of heritage places.  JGPC appreciate the need to protect the heritage significance of places, however recognises a need to balance the protection of heritage values with allowing for adaptive reuse of the heritage places.

JGPC continues to achieve successful approvals for clients who own Commonwealth, State and local heritage places. 

The firm has expertise in interpreting and applying the relevant provisions in the Planning Act 2016 and Planning Regulation 2017 that relate to heritage protection, and experience in how these provisions interrelate with planning schemes. JGPC is also familiar with the Queensland Heritage Act 1992, and has prepared and managed application processes and exemption certificate processes for a number of State and Local Heritage Places.

JGPC has been successful in negotiating with Government officers to obtain material change of use and building works approvals for a range of Commonwealth, State and Local heritage places in Queensland. 


Tree of knowledge Memorial, Barcaldine

Project
The tree of knowledge memorial is a unique structure that recognises the tree of knowledge significance to workers’ rights, and its place in Queensland and Australian history. Located in Barcaldine, the tree of knowledge is a special attraction that recognises the importance of the tree as a meeting place for striking workers in 1892, and the tree’s broader meaning to the union movement and workers rights across Australia. The tree of knowledge memorial is a special tribute to this place and its history and its unique design provides a memorable experience for all.

The tree of knowledge is one of a small number of Queensland Heritage Places that are also listed on the Commonwealth Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Due to its national significance and special circumstances, JGPC worked closely with the Architect and relevant specialists to achieve a focussed and collaborative planning approval process resulting in approvals from the Commonwealth, State and Local Governments.

Assessing Authority
Barcaldine Regional Council

Key Issues
> Protection of significant heritage values


Stanley Hall, St Rita's College

Project
Stanley Hall was first built in the 1880s and remains as a substantially intact example of a grand residence built in that period of Brisbane’s development. Stanley Hall is now utilised for administration purposes and remains a central part of the St Rita’s College campus.

The building is identified as a State Heritage Place. JGPC has been instrumental in achieving a range of planning and heritage approvals for works to Stanley Hall.       

Assessing Authority
Brisbane City Council
Department of Environment
and Heritage Protection

Key Issues
> Heritage


Duhig Hall, Lourdes Hill College

Project
Duhig Hall is a landmark hall located within the Lourdes Hill College campus.  Duhig Hall was built in 1919 and is a distinctive tiled roof, brick and masonry structure with arched verandahs. Its heritage values include its aesthetic significance and landscaped surrounds, as well as reflecting the work of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in establishing Lourdes Hill College.

JGPC has obtained a number of planning and heritage approvals for Lourdes Hill College including building works to Duhig Hall, as well as development within other parts of the school campus. JGPC has effectively managed the approval processes to achieve improved facilities for Lourdes Hill College.

Assessing Authority
Brisbane City Council

Key Issues
> Heritage


South Brisbane Municipal Chambers, Somerville House, South Brisbane

Project
The brick and stone South Brisbane Municipal Chambers were constructed in 1891 - 92 for the South Brisbane Municipal Council. It is a significant heritage building in Brisbane which remains substantially intact from its first use as municipal chambers and offices.

JGPC prepared and obtained approval for the use of the basement area for a cafe (food and drink outlet), providing an activated, landscaped meeting place which capitalises on the atmosphere and cultural history of the historic building.

Assessing Authority
Brisbane City Council
Department of Environment
and Heritage Protection

Key Issues
> Heritage


Lexington, Heaslop Street, Woolloongabba

Project
'Lexington’ is a historic house listed on Brisbane City Council’s heritage register.  The grand residence is a surviving example of late nineteenth century architecture complete with main house and the former kitchen and laundry building.

JGPC assisted the owners in obtaining approval to achieve:

  • A two storey extension to accommodate a garage and secondary dwelling; and
  • Partial demolition and construction of a new roof structure between the two original buildings to address water damage issues and to create a useable indoor lounge room space between the two original buildings. 

Assessing Authority
Brisbane City Council

Key Issues
> Heritage