- Tuesday 30 August 2016
Mayor Mark Jamieson said council acknowledged the importance of preserving our region’s heritage when we introduced the Cultural Heritage Levy in 2009.
“The levy protects our cultural buildings and other significant sites and raises our awareness of the value of our local heritage. It also enables us to partner with the community to tell the stories that shape our towns and our communities here on the Sunshine Coast,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“It gives me great pleasure to officially launch the Full Steam Ahead – Stories of Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway which is supported with funding from the Cultural Heritage Levy.
“This fascinating film outlines the unique role this tramway played in the life of the community, local economy, holiday makers and the Sunshine Coast landscape.
“There’s no doubt our tramways are a very important part of our past.
“As a community, it is the sharing of our history through stories like this that shapes our identity as a people and what it means to be a resident of the Sunshine Coast.
“This is particularly important as we plan next year’s we month program of celebration to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast.”
Division 7 Councillor Ted Hungerford said he was extremely proud of the rich history of the Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway which aligns with the Krauss locomotive display initiative.
“I would like to thank the many partners and community members who contributed to the Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Film,” Cr Hungerford said.
“This tramway was built to service the needs of the farmers and residents of Buderim and district.
“The tramline allowed farm produce to be transported effectively to the Brisbane markets ensuring perishable produce arrived at its destination in premium condition.
“I encourage the community to attend one of the viewings of the Heritage Tramway films happening across the Coast.”
Get involved in the following Heritage Tramway event:
Wednesday, September 28, 2pm – 3pm
Join Helene Cronin from Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Inc. for a screening of the Nambour-Mapleton Tramway film and Buderim-Palmwoods Tramway film. Bookings are essential via council’s library website as afternoon tea will be provided.
Purchase a copy of the Full Steam Ahead – Stories of Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway DVD for just $5 at Caloundra Regional Gallery, Customer Contact Centres or library branches across the Coast.