RHSQ Annual Seminar: 2 September 2017

Building Brisbane: Preserving heritage values in changing landscapes

at the Commissariat Store Museum, 115 William Street, Brisbane

TICKET PRICES: $25 members / $30 guests

Coffee on arrival, morning tea provided

9:00 am Registrations & coffee on arrival

9:30 am Welcome & introductory remarks by Councillor Julian Simmonds, Chairman for City, Planning and Councillor for Walter Taylor Ward

9:45-10:15 am I. Panel : Lost Brisbane / Moderator: Michael Halliday
This panel will explore aspects of Brisbane’s early cultural heritage.

Dr Margaret Kowald is the Hon. Editor of the Queensland History Journal, co-author of two Lost Brisbane books and a professional historian who has published on Queensland History. Her address will be : “Lost Brisbane through the RHSQ’s Lost Brisbane publications”.

Prof John Pearn is a senior clinician at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, a Fellow of the Federation of Australian Historical Societies and a long standing Councillor of the RHSQ. His address will be: “Medical Metaphors in the buildings of early Brisbane”.

Dr Michael O’Shea is a senior member of the Tattersall’s Club and a Member of Tattersall’s Heritage Committee. His address will be: Tattersall’s Club: “Part of the evolution of Brisbane City. 1865 to 2017”.

10:15-11:00 am II. Panel: Protecting heritage buildings in urban planning and renewal / Moderator: Mr Rod Litster QC
This panel will outline planning laws, roles and responsibilities – including the role of the Queensland Heritage Council – and aspects of Brisbane’s City Plan and the State’ new Planning Act.

Fiona Gardner is the Director of Heritage in the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Queensland. Fiona is responsible for the administration of the Queensland Heritage Act, supporting the operations of the Queensland Heritage Council and undertaking strategic heritage projects which advance the conservation of Queensland heritage places. Her address will be: “Developing Heritage Places: Technical advice and guidelines”.

Representative Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Marcus Mulholland, A/Manager, City Planning and Economic Development, Brisbane City Council

Intermission / Morning tea

11:30-12:15 pm III. Panel: Preserving Heritage in Precincts
This panel will focus on two high profile heritage precincts currently under development: the Queen’s Wharf development and the Howard Smith Wharves.

Simon Crooks will provide an overview of the Queen’s Wharf development as the Project Director for the Destination Brisbane Consortium.

Luke Fraser will provide an update as the Development Director with the Howard Smith Wharves.

12:15-1:00 pm IV. Panel: The adaptive re-use of heritage buildings / Moderator: Dean Prangley
This panel will highlight the issues and challenges in the adaptive re-use of heritage buildings; including the policies and practices of architects.

Don Watson began his career as an architectural historian with the National Trust of Queensland in the late 1970s. He has lectured at the Department of Architecture at the University of Queensland and worked with the Fryer Memorial Library to establish the Queensland Architectural Archive.

Malcolm Elliott has eighteen years architectural experience in both public and private sector roles, with specialised expertise in architectural assessment of development applications and related heritage or urban design issues. Formerly Malcom was a Senior Heritage Consultant at Conrad Gargett, but in  April 2017 he started his own consultancy, Vault Heritage Consulting Pty Ltd.

Jackie Pearce Version: has been the director of J M Pearce Architects since 2003, a practice specialising in heritage architecture, planning and conservation of projects including community buildings, local government places, corporate and commercial development as well as private residences. Jacqui has in depth experience providing Heritage Act compliance, Conservation Management Plans, Heritage Impact Reports, heritage assessment and reviews, design services and advice for adapting heritage buildings and detailed building fabric protection and conservation. Currently she is also providing Heritage Advisor Services to Tweed Shire Council (NSW). She is the past QLD representative on the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee.

Closure of Seminar

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