Here’s to Maleny’s heritage, and a good understanding

Friends of Pattemore House members watch their president Su Carbery sign the MOU, with council Libraries Manager Ross Duncan, rear, and Cr Jenny McKay, left

Here’s to Maleny’s heritage, and a good understanding
Pattemore House, the historic centrepiece to Maleny’s developing Community Precinct, now has certainty for its future as a prominent example of hinterland heritage.
Sunshine Coast Council and the Friends of Pattemore House today (28 Oct) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which lays out the path forward in continuing the work to preserve and conserve the 1907 heritage-listed building and its grounds.
Divisional councillor Jenny McKay oversaw the signing of the agreement, which took place on the house’s restored front verandah.
“It has been a privilege to be involved with this project over the last three-and-a-half years,” she said.
“The people who have contributed to the work have been amazing.
“The house takes me back to childhood memories of my Grandma’s house, and I am sure this building will tell many stories of the Maleny region for generations to come.”
Friends of Pattemore House president Su Carbery said support from council for her group’s work had been wonderful.
“Council has supported our ideas, helped us work to preserve and conserve, and through this MOU we can see our future now,” she said.
“I would also like to pay homage to Emily English(nee Pattemore), who was the first person to push for Pattemore House to be heritage-listed, back in 2003.”
Culture and Heritage portfolio councillor Anna Grosskreutz said Pattemore House was a welcome addition to the list of historic buildings being preserved around the hinterland.
“Funding for the ongoing management plan will be supplied through council’s $5-a-year per household Heritage Levy, underlining how important it is to preserve our heritage at a time when the region is rapidly growing,” she said.