Apr 252017
 

The Brisbane Waters County Council building has been left vacant for many years and while a barricade was erected along the front of the building to offer some protection from vandals they will always look for an opportunity.

Part of the conditions for the property developer will be that elements of the heritage building must be retained and conserved as below;

  • Sandstone facing and facade.
  • Original timber framed glazing on the facade must be retained and conserved.
  • The granite foundation stone must be retained and conserved.
  • Mosaic tiled and terrazzo flooring and finishes to all areas such as the foyer, stair hall and showroom must be retained and conserved.
  • Retention and conservation of the main stair including its metal balustrade and Queensland Maple handrails.
  • Retention and conservation of the maple front doors.
  • Retention and conservation of the sandstone bas relief.
  • Retention and conservation of the clock tower.
  • Retention and conservation of original landscape features on the Mann Street frontage of the site.

The following photos were taken during April 2017 and provide an insight into some of the features and current condition of the building.

 

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Brisbane Water County Council (BWCC) - Gosford -33.428236, 151.341348 Brisbane Water County Council (BWCC) - Gosford

  One Response to “Inside Brisbane Water County Council (BWCC) building – April 2017”

  1. I am shocked to see the state of this beautiful building. I worked for the BWCC when we were located in rented premises opposite the Regal Theatre on the corner of Mann & Donnison St. We then moved down to new shops built by the Diacopolous Bros. in Donnison St. I resigned the year before they moved to the new building. How could the building be allowed to get into this state?
    The owners are obviously not locals or they would have protected it even if it was to be redeveloped.

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