The Pialba Railway Station was well known for its gardens as can be seen with all the potted plants on the platform.
The Pialba Railway Station was well known for its gardens as can be seen with all the potted plants on the platform. Contributed

Councillor opposed to removal of historic Pialba buildings

COUNCILLOR George Seymour is urging residents to have their say on the Fraser Coast Regional Council's Hervey Bay Urban Renewal Masterplan by Friday, April 17. 

He said submissions on the plan, which involved removing two heritage listed buildings - the former Pialba Railway Station and the Pialba Memorial Hall - closed at 4.45pm on Friday, April 17. 

"These timber buildings provide a link to our past, they tell a story about Hervey Bay's history and should be preserved," Cr Seymour said.

"The fact that Hervey Bay has lost many heritage buildings is all the more reason to save what little is left."

He said the Pialba Railway Station was built in 1896 providing a rail link between Hervey Bay and the rest of the state and when the Pialba Memorial Hall was completed in 1906 it was known as the Pialba Shire Hall.

"In planning for the future we should not cut our ties to the past," Cr Seymour said.

"These heritage-listed buildings are part of the character of Hervey Bay.

"If people have a view about losing these heritage buildings from the heart of Hervey Bay, I encourage them to make a submission.

"Old buildings are what give a city its heart and soul, these are assets to be treasured and cared for, not swept aside."

Submissions on the draft plan can be lodged electronically via the Have Your Say page of the council's website, emailed to enquiry@frasercoast.qld.gov.au or posted to PO Box 1943, Hervey Bay, 4655.

>> Have a look at the masterplan here

As well as the potted plants on the platform, the Pialba Railway Station was well known for the adjacent gardens.
As well as the potted plants on the platform, the Pialba Railway Station was well known for the adjacent gardens. Contributed