Heritage plan to preserve unique facade of Childers


The heritage buildings are a unique feature of Childers.

A strategic approach to preserving the elegance of heritage listed buildings in the main street of Childers will be the outcome of a soon-to-be-released consultant’s report.

The heritage buildings are a unique feature of the Bundaberg Region and the Childers Chamber of Commerce is focused on preserving an asset it says symbolises its community.

The report, prepared by heritage consultants Converge Heritage and Community, was made possible through a grant of $19,500 sourced through Bundaberg Regional Council.

Childers Chamber president Wayne Say said Converge had undertaken a scope of works which will deliver a strategic approach to future preservation initiatives.

“There are around 20 heritage listed buildings in the main street project area with several others outside Churchill Street,” he said.

“Converge has developed a heritage plan in consultation with the building owners and occupiers.

“Their brief included an assessment of individual heritage buildings and training programs to better inform owners of the avenues of support available to them as owners of heritage buildings.”

Mr Say said the Chamber was excited at the prospect of what the report may be able to identify and ultimately deliver.

“These buildings are a fantastic asset to our community and the region generally and are certainly a feature that does attract visitors to this community.

“I feel it is incumbent on the present generation to ensure these structures are preserved to protect the character of our built environment as well as supporting the aesthetic needs of future generations.”