Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Noosaville a[euro][approximately]heritagea[euro][TM] Left Rotting Away

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Noosaville a[euro][approximately]heritagea[euro][TM] Left Rotting Away

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Byline: Peter Gardiner

AN IMPORTANT part of Noosa history is being allowed to rot away while the Sunshine Coast Council wastes time debating its heritage value in Noosavilleas Wallace Estate.

That was the angry reaction from Tewantin Heritage and Historical Society committee member June Colley to a council finding that one of the townas much-loved buildings, the Tait Duke Cottage, ais intrusive to the cultural heritage values of Wallace Park and should be relocated to an alternative sitea.

Its removal is a key finding of the Wallace Park draft master plan, which the council agreed at its general meeting yesterday to be publicly exhibited for community feedback.

The review found: aThe house has no heritage significance to the Wallace Park, (Wallace) family or the Noosaville areaa.

The cottage was gifted to council by Esme Tait in June, 2004, on the grounds that it be used for the long-term benefit of the Tewantin community.

But while four community groups have expressed interest in taking over the house, none owns a parcel of land on which to site it. …

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