Getting active in 2014

There has been a lot of talk recently in Brisbane with regards to our historical buildings.

Late last year, two significant buildings were destroyed in suspicious fires.  The Belvedere at South Brisbane and the Albion Flour Mill, were both demolished after fire damage deemed them to be unsafe.

It’s so sad to think that these buildings are now gone, and the character that they once added to our city, disappeared in an instant.

It’s easy to wax lyrical about the injustices and apparent dodginess behind the demise of  both of these buildings, but how often do we take the time to actually DO something to stop this happening again?

So it’s time…..

Getting active in 2014

It’s time to get active and get involved.

If you love these buildings that give Brisbane a rich culture and identity – why not try and save them?

Community campaigns such as ‘Save the Bonded Stores’ are a great way to get involved and at the very least, sign the petitions to help save these buildings from being demolished.

With direct links from their website, it’s easy to sign petitions to Council, the Developers and there are even guidelines to make a submission against the demolition application.

The Bonded Stores on Margaret Street, Brisbane.  Photo from
The Bonded Stores on Margaret Street, Brisbane. Photo from


I personally think this façade would look amazing with a modern building behind it, providing architectural interest and still maintaining the historical significance in the street.

What else can we do?

If you have a passion for old homes, buildings or Brisbane history, you may be interested in these Facebook pages, Lost Brisbane, Abandoned Brisbane, and LOL BNE to name a few.  Take a look at this fascinating video, exploring Brisbane homes and buildings that are derelict and in disrepair.

These groups are fantastic places for like minded people to share information, thoughts and pictures, so get involved!

Please share in the comments if you know of any more! 

I’d love to hear about them and spread the word about worthy Brisbane homes and buildings!

(PS: Happy New Year!  It’s going to be a big one!!)





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