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Local Heritage

  • Caloundra Lighthouses

The 1896 Lighthouse is the oldest surviving building in the Caloundra township. It was relocated in 1970  after it was replaced with a reinforced concrete structure. In 1999 , Roger was instrumental in restoring it to it's original site.  Since the 1968 Signal Station has been accessible to the community, Roger has continued involvement and currently the two lighthouses are open to the public.

  • World War Two Heritage
Fort Bribie

The WWll fortifications on Bribie Island. Caloundra had strategic military importance during this time, as it commanded the only major shipping lane into Brisbane

  • Post WW2 Development               
Post WW2 Development

Caloundra boomed after  WW2, and it now boasts a considerable stock of beach houses from the 1950's & 1960's The fifties were a stable decade with one Prime Minister for the whole time. There was prosperity, and unemployment was unheard of. People had leisure time, motor vehicles, and passable roads to the coast.  Optimistic attitudes, interest in "modern architecture" and unpretentious expression mixed to produce this unique style

see sunshinecoastplaces  for the study

  • Old Council Works Depot
    old Caloundra Works Depot

The original timber framed industrial buildings at 60 George St were designed "in the field" in 1953, and were augmented with various additions including relocated beach shelters, changing sheds, a shelter shed,a relocated garage from the main street, and even one structure was built from recycled material from the dump.

  • Beerwah Forest Centre

Beerwah Field Study Centre & Scientific Area One

Roger has had a long association with the centre, which began when the Caloundra based Estuarine Research Group leased three single mens' quarters within the
Beerwah Forest Centre in 1989. The Centre is an example of adaptive reuse which has enabled conservation of a significant place. The Centre adjoins Scientific Area One, over 600 Ha of mainly wallum country and of scientific significance.

  • Trentham
Conservation and change of use for 7 Wilson Ave, Dicky Beach, Caloundra. The original house had been built in 1939 for rental accommodation, and has some local significance in that it is one of the originals in that area. It was also important in it's contribution to the character of the streetscape, and in it's ability to demonstrate the later evolution of the local beach house "style" of the 1950's and 60's.
  • 15 Ngungun St
Conservation works to 15 Ngungun St, Dicky Beach
This 1970s beach house was designed by influential architect John Railton and is still used as a holiday house

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