Remembrance Day in Hervey Bay - Freedom Park cenotaph. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Remembrance Day in Hervey Bay - Freedom Park cenotaph. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman

Bay’s historic cenotaph added to state register

PIALBA’S cenotaph has been recognised as having significant historical value with the heritage council adding it to the state register.

In March’s council elections candidate Jannean Dean used the exposure to promote protecting history on the Fraser Coast.

She made an application to the Queensland Heritage Council to have the Pialba cenotaph, railway station and Memorial Hall lodged on the State Heritage register.

Last week she addressed the Heritage Council on the importance of those Freedom Park landmarks.

Her address led to the council adding the cenotaph to the State Heritage register.

Heritage councillor George Seymour was excited to see the cenotaph added but was disappointed the heritage council did not add the Pialba Memorial Hall.

“It’s very significant for the community of Hervey Bay,” he said.

“Unfortunately it didn’t make the criteria for the state heritage register but I’m confident it will be preserved in its current location.

“These are some of the most important spots in Hervey Bay for our heritage and it’s important future councils continue to preserve and protect them.”