MEDIA ARTICLES EXPLAIN DEMOLITION THREAT TO AND PRESERVATION HOPE FOR JIMNA FIRE TOWER

1..FIRE TOWER FUN….Brisbane Courier Mail…Village Green Editorial…13/9/08……Quote..” The Jimna Fire Tower Action Group is soldiering on in it’s efforts to protect it’s Queensland Heritage Council-Listed fire tower that the State Government wants to bulldoze because of maintenance costs. The group’s latest angle is to plug for the tower, inland from the Sunshine Coast, to be used like the Gloucester Tree in WA. Not a bad idea but the trouble is the Gloucester Tree does not need painting. It just sheds it’s bark every year” unquote.
 
JFTAG COMMENT:- Redevelopment of the Jimna Fire Tower into a self funded tourist attraction/destination would pay for ongoing maintenance, including a paint job.

2..WHITE-ANT DEMOLITION……Brisbane Courier Mail…Village Green Editorial…13/9/08….. Quote..”TERRIFIC to see Heritage Minister Andrew McNamara forcing the owner of heritage-listed Keating House at Indooroopilly to secure the building so it is not damaged by weather and vandals. That issue aside, we’ve heard developers joke about so-called demolition by white ants where buildings in Brisbane City Council character precincts are left to rot to the point an engineer’s report recommends their removal”… Unquote.

JFTAG COMMENT:- The Queensland Heritage Act has failed to protect the Heritage Listed Jimna Fire Tower and is in urgent need of review.    

3..TIMBER COST FURY GROWS…..Brisbane Courier Mail…Page 9….22/9/08……Quote in main points…”Forestry Plantations Queensland is accused of increasing prices of it’s plantation logs to unsustainable levels”……..Timber Queensland chief executive Rod McInnes said yesterday the logs were already the most expensive in Australia”……..”It appeared the Government was struggling for revenue and had pressed forestry to get as high a return as possible”……..”We’re being price gouged by a monopoly supplier-the Queensland Government”. Unquote.
 
STOP PRESS :- Somerset Regional Council has invited JFTAG to make a presentation on behalf of the Jimna Fire Tower
at Council meeting Kilcoy 8/10/08 .
 
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