The AHS team are hard at work protecting cemeteries, memorials and graveyards from degradation for local councils around the state. These sites are a poignant reminder of the State’s cultural, religious and architectural diversity over time with many including a special association with influential figures in Queensland history.
One of Queensland’s last remaining churches with a cemetery attached, Pioneers’ Chapel on Wynnum Road at Tingalpa, is celebrating its 150th anniversary. The celebration is particularly special for the group dedicated to preserving the site, which was once proposed to be demolished to make way for a factory.
The AHS team’s commitment to heritage awareness extends beyond nine to five, with staff dedicating their spare time to key Brisbane events and organisations which showcase the extensive history the city has to offer. The Brisbane Open House is just one of the events where you will find one of our devoted and knowledgeable team members.
The AHS team are back in Far North Queensland to work on an exciting new project that will bring a state heritage-listed Cairns landmark back to life. The Courthouse Hotel, formerly the Cairns Court House, is one of three heritage buildings proposed to be transformed into a new gallery precinct.
AHS Principal Consultant Benjamin Gall was a guest speaker at the closing ceremony of this year’s award-winning Bunya to the Bay Eco Adventure at Brisbane’s Newstead House. AHS are proud to be a Corporate Sponsor of the innovative program.
Hundreds of participants in this year’s Brisbane Oxfam Trailwalker event received a very special welcome to Jinibara country by Elders of the Jinibara People Aboriginal Corporation. AHS facilitated the Welcome to Country, which was held at the start of both the 100km and 55km routes.
A crucial restoration and conservation project that has given Rockhampton’s landmark Archer Park Rail Museum a new lease on life has received special recognition at the 2018 National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards. The successful project was delivered by Australian Heritage Specialists for Rockhampton Regional Council.
A major $3 million refurbishment of one of Brisbane’s most prominent heritage buildings is nearing completion. Wynnum’s landmark Mount Carmel Convent, now known as the Mount Carmel Centre, is undergoing an extensive revitalisation to transform the two-storey building into a vibrant space featuring commercial offices and a function centre.
AHS is proud to have played a small part in history when the Queen’s Baton Relay passed through Kilcoy in the lead-up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Our assistance with facilitating the Welcome to the Country as part of the celebrations is among the broad range of services we offer.
Stanley River Environmental Education Centre’s (SREEC) biennial Bunya to the Bay Eco Adventure has taken out the coveted Minister’s Grand Prize in the Healthy Land and Water Awards as well as the Sustainable Education Award. AHS has been instrumental in facilitating the positive participation of Traditional Owners in the project.