Local Heritage Register

In 2014, the Whitsunday Regional Council undertook a Local Heritage Study and adopted a Local Heritage Register in accordance with the requirements of Part 11 of the Queensland Heritage Act 1992 (the Act). The Act requires local councils keep a Local Heritage Register of places of cultural significance in its area and will identify and protect the history and heritage of the Whitsunday region for future generations.

The local heritage places not only provide a sense of identity for the local community but reflect the unique history of our region. The places listed below have been included on the register as they reflect the important historical themes of the Whitsunday region such as sugar, mining, settlement and tourism.

Council engaged a professional cultural heritage firm, Converge Heritage + Community (Converge), to undertake the local heritage study. Converge considered the historical themes for the region, examined previous heritage studies, inventories of places and existing heritage registers and consulted with a range of stakeholders to compile the proposed register.

The significance of identified places was assessed using recognised heritage criteria including:

  • The place is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the region's history. 
  • The place demonstrates rare, uncommon or endangered aspects of the region's cultural heritage. 
  • The place has potential to yield information that will contribute to an understanding of the region's history. 
  • The place is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class of cultural places important to the region. 
  • The place is important to the region because of its aesthetic significance. 
  • The place is important in demonstrating a high degree of creative or technical achievement at a particular period for the region. 
  • The place has a strong or special association with a particular community or cultural group for social, cultural or spiritual reasons important to the region. 
  • The place has a special association with the life or work of a particular person, group or organisation of importance in the region's history. 
Council undertook public consultation on the list of properties recommended for inclusion on the register in June and July 2014. 

Heritage Placecards
Bowen Catalina Slipway and Hardstand [PDF 493.2KB] 
Bowen Cemetery [PDF 528KB] 
Bowen Consolidated Colliery [PDF 457.5KB] 
Bowen Council Offices [PDF 477.1KB]
Bowen Court House [PDF 468.7KB]
Bowen Harbour Board Building [PDF 452.7KB] 
Bowen Jetty [PDF  483.8KB]
Bowen Post Office [PDF 563.0KB]
Bowen State School [PDF 500.0KB]
Bowen War Memorial [PDF 466.5KB]
Concrete WWII Igloos [PDF 537.6KB]
Flemington Road Cemetery [PDF 490.2KB]
Former Burns Philp Building [PDF 461.6KB]
North Head Lighthouse Complex [PDF 523.1KB]
QCWA Cottage Queens Beach [PDF  487.3KB]
Summergarden Theatre [PDF 464KB]
Suttor River Causeway Old Bowen Downs Road [PDF 534.9KB]
Australian Field Experimental Station [PDF 624.6KB]
Eldorado Ironside Building [PDF 512.6KB]
Fausts Store [PDF 534.2KB]
Foxlee Building [PDF 477.8KB]
Hewitt Building [PDF 482.3KB]
Holy Trinity Anglican Church [PDF 449.8kKB]
Metropole Hotel [PDF 475.7KB]
Mill Street Park Fig [PDF 712.5KB]
Palace Hotel [PDF 489.8KB]
Prince of Wales Hotel [PDF 473.8KB]
Proserpine Cemetery [PDF 588.8KB]
Proserpine Hospital [PDF 463.9KB]
Proserpine Post Office [PDF 544KB]
Proserpine Sugar Mill [PDF 566.8KB]
Proserpine War Memorial [PDF 558.5KB]
St Catherine's Catholic Church [PDF 520.4KB]
St James Uniting Church [PDF 511.1KB]
St Pauls Anglican Church [PDF 478.3KB]
The Grange [PDF 552.1KB]
Bowen River Hotel [PDF 456.7KB]
Collinsville Cemetery [PDF 457.6KB] 
Collinsville No1 Mine [PDF 693.6KB]
Collinsville Post Office [PDF 464KB]
Collinsville Scottsville Miners Memorial Garden [PDF 340.7KB]
Collinsville War Memorial [PDF 642.6KB]
Strathmore Homestead [PDF 482.1KB]
Barclays Battery Mount Coolon [PDF 474.8KB]
Braemar Homestead Mt Julian [PDF 544.6KB]
Dent Island Lightstation [PDF 421.6KB]
Hook Island Underwater Observatory [PDF 500.9KB]
Kelsey Creek Hall [PDF 493.9KB]
Mt Coolon State School [PDF 7MB]
Normanby Goldfields Town Sites and Cemetery [PDF 412KB]
Open Air Chapel Mandalay [PDF 547.1KB]
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