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Bankfoot House circa 1895 -  image courtesy of Picture Sunshine Coast

Bankfoot House circa 1895 – image courtesy of Picture Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Council has begun a $250,000 Cultural Heritage Levy funded project to restore the state heritage-listed shed at Bankfoot House that was built by William Burgess in 1935.

The condition of the shed had deteriorated significantly in recent times due to building materials used, timber decay, termite infestation and ground water damage.

After months of planning, a 3D photogrammetry study and archaeological investigation, the restoration will involve the careful replacement of building fabric that is beyond repair, repair and re-use of fabric that can be saved, and the sensitive incorporation of new material.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the shed restoration was an important part of Council’s ongoing work to protect and promote our region’s heritage and is, “an important legacy for current and future generations as it helps to ensure the story of this site is retained”.

Restoration work is due to be complete in time for the Bankfoot House sesquicentenary celebration event on October 14, 2018.