Brisbane residents and visitors will have a rare opportunity to discover the hidden wealth of architecture, engineering and history in buildings throughout the city with the Brisbane Open House event to be held this weekend.
Housing and Public Works Minister Tim Mander said there will be more than 70 buildings open. “The committee has done an incredible job to expand this year’s event to more than 70 buildings meaning for the first time it will be held over two days,” he said.
Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell said the Brisbane Open House had continued to go from strength to strength over the last four years.
“This event not only recognises and highlights the heritage of our great city but encourages people to engage and access important historical sites and buildings—such as the Commissariat Store and Brisbane City Hall—which have shaped who and what we are,” Mr Powell said.
“This event has served as a fantastic example of how to encourage people to learn about their history and I am very excited to see regional centres such as Maryborough and Toowoomba now also following the trend and opening up Heritage listed properties over the coming months.”
For more information, visit the Brisbane Open House website at www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au.