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Depression-era Brick Schools CMPs - 2016-17

Depression-era brick schools are the result of the State Government's building and relief work programmes during the 1930s. pdArchitect and Niche prepared conservation management plans for Brisbane State High, Ithaca Creek, Stafford and Newmarket State Schools, commissioned by the Department of Education. Specialised policies concentrated on conservation of the brickwork, distinctive architectural features and intact interior spaces of each school.

Depression-era Brick Schools Ithaca Creek State School
Ithaca Creek State School
Depression-era Brick Schools Brisbane State High School
Brisbane State High School
Depression-era Brick Schools Stafford State School
Stafford State School
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Palmwoods Railway Station Historical Colour Scheme - 2016

Reinstating a building's original colour-scheme helps to enhance the building's historical significance and complements its architectural elements. pdArchitect was engaged by Queensland Rail to investigate the original paint colours of Palmwoods Railway Station. The methodology involved taking paint scrapings from various parts of the station building to determine the original paint colours. Historic photographs from Queensland Rail archives were also examined.

Palmwoods Railway Station
Before painting
Palmwoods Railway Station
After painting
Palmwoods Railway Station
After painting
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Timber Schools CMPs - 2016

Bowen State School was established in 1865 and is one of the oldest schools in Queensland. Branyan Road State School in Bundaberg is a small timber Provisional school that was common in the early 20th century. pdArchitect and Niche prepared conservation management plans for the Department of Education to conserve these distinctively Queensland timber buildings. Site inspections were conducted, historical research, assessment of significance and preparation of management policies.

Timber Schools CMPs Bowen State School
Bowen State School
Timber Schools CMPs Branyan Rd State School
Branyan Rd State School 1906
Timber Schools CMPs Branyan Rd State School
Branyan Road State School 2016
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Maryborough Government Offices Conservation Management Plan (QHR 600713) - May 2015

Maryborough Government Offices is an Interwar Georgian-Revival style office building set within Maryborough's Wharf Street heritage precinct. pdArchitect prepared an updated CMP to address adaptive re-use options. The project included a condition survey and the development of revised policies to guide possible new uses for the vacant building. Advice was also provided on equitable access and replacement of the deteriorating asbestos cement roof sheeting.

Maryborough Government Offices Entrance
Entrance
Maryborough Government Offices Stair Foyer
Stair Foyer
Maryborough Government Offices Manager's Office
Manager's Office
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School Conservation Management Plans - April 2015

pdArchitect and the Niche Queensland heritage team were engaged to develop Conservation Management Plans for schools in three locations across Queensland - Maryborough, Bundaberg and Charters Towers. These schools included substantial, timber-framed teaching buildings designed by government architect Robert Ferguson in the 1880s. The project included site inspections, assessment of significance, including archaeological significance, historical research and preparation of management policies that will guide future development at each place.

Bundaberg Central State School drawing
Bundaberg Central State School drawing
Albert State School War Memorial
Albert State School War Memorial
Charters Towers Central State School
Charters Towers Central State School
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Former Naval Stores Heritage Impact Statement (QHR 600239) - Sept 2014

pdArchitect prepared a Heritage Impact Statement for works to adapt the Naval Stores site for adventure outings, functions and weddings. Situated on the Brisbane River at Kangaroo Point, the Stores buildings were adapted for use as offices. Temporary structures were erected around the site taking into account the significant wharf, slipway and the remains of a gun turntable.

Naval Stores Building
Naval Stores Building
Wharf
Wharf
Stone Base with New Pavillion
Stone Base with New Pavillion
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Cliffside Heritage Impact Statement (QHR 601650) - June 2014

Cliffside Apartments, a red-brick building prominently located on the cliffs at Kangaroo Point, was built in 1936-37. A separate caretaker's flat was also included in the design but had become vacant and derelict. pdArchitect prepared a Heritage Impact Statement for works to upgrade and restore the caretaker's flat for residential use. Work was also approved for new shade structures on the entertainment deck.

Cliffside Apartments
Cliffside Apartments
Deck Overlooking River
Deck Overlooking River
Stairs to Caretaker's Flat
Stairs to Caretaker's Flat
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These projects were undertaken by Peta Dennis while working for the following organisations.

DCP Reviews – Brisbane City Council

Council regularly reviews Demolition Control Precincts as part of its Neighbourhood Planning process. The work involved the survey and assessment of pre-1946 buildings in Demolition Control Precincts and preparation of associated character and heritage planning policies.

Pre-1946 Corner Shop
Pre-1946 Corner Shop
Pre-1946 House
Pre-1946 House
Pre-1946 Shop Window
Pre-1946 Shop Window
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Hornibrook Highway Bridge Conservation Options Study – Ivan McDonald Architects

The bridge, constructed 1932-35, is entered in the Queensland Heritage Register and is significant for its historic and aesthetic value. An assessment of the condition and recommendations for the conservation of the bridge was undertaken. As the entire bridge of over 2.7 kms in length could not be retained, recommendations were made to the Department of Transport to retain the portals at each end and a representative portion of the bridge structure.

Hornibrook Bridge – Bridge Portal
Bridge portal
Hornibrook Bridge – Toll Booth in Portal
Toll Booth in Portal
Hornibrook Bridge – Restored Bridge Deck
Restored Bridge Deck
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Albert Street Uniting Church Conservation Plan – Ivan McDonald Architects

Entered in the Queensland Heritage Register, the church is a landmark in Brisbane's CBD and is significant for its historic and aesthetic significance. An inspection of the physical condition of the church and a detailed history informed the conservation plan. Conservation policies and an ongoing maintenance plan were developed to help the owners care for the building into the future.

Albert Street Uniting Church – Altar and Organ
Altar and Organ
Albert Street Uniting Church – Church Steeple
Church Steeple
Albert Street Uniting Church – Church Gallery
Church Gallery
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Conservation advice – Cultural Heritage Branch, Environmental Protection Agency

Best-practice conservation advice was provided to the Heritage Council and to owners and developers of properties on the Queensland Heritage Register, including churches, woolstores, commercial buildings, government buildings, university complexes, residences, bridges and parks.

Anzac Square Facade
Anzac Square Facade
Peoples' Palace Verandah
Peoples' Palace Verandah
GPO Arches
GPO Arches
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"Uanda" – Latemore Design

"Uanda" is a house designed by one of Queensland's first female architects, Nellie McCredie, in 1928 and is entered in the Queensland Heritage Register. Heritage Council approval was gained for the reinstatement of the original floor plan, restoration of the front verandah and a contemporary pavilion addition at the rear. The project won the National Trust John Herbert Award, Gold Award in 2001.

Uanda Floor plans – before and after
Floor plans – before and after
Uanda restored front verandah
Restored front verandah
Uanda rear pavilion
Rear pavilion