First Quarter of 2018
Well hasn’t the first quarter of 2018 has just flown by. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating Christmas and New Year, now we’re well and truly in a chocolate coma from Easter.
The past few months have seen QHM busy with many projects in all corners of the South East, from as far West as Boondooma, East to North Stradbroke Island and we even crept over the border in the early part of the year.
Our team has begun the final conservation works on the Treasury Casino building with the completion of the Lower Level works. The Treasury Casino project has been a long but very rewarding project, we have worked from the very highest balusters on the roof level, right down to the kerbside fenceline – a complete stone conservation of one of Queensland most prolific buildings. We certainly look forward to seeing the integration of this heritage gem within the new Queens Wharf Precinct Project over the coming years.
If you watched the recent vision of the Queens Baton Relay you would have seen the procession pass through the Ipswich City Centre and in particular the Cunningham Knoll Memorials on Brisbane Road. QHM spent the weeks preceding the Relay repairing and refurbishing the 2 heritage listed stone memorials for this special occasion and they certainly looked impressive during the televised coverage.
With ANZAC day celebrations all but upon us, we have been busy bees ensuring all our sacred ANZAC Memorials and Monuments are looking ship shape in preparation for ANZAC Day ceremonies and services on April 25th.
Monumental works have also kept our cemetery team busy with memorials being completed at Toowong, Mt Gravatt, Hemmant and Balmoral Cemeteries to name just a few. We have also enjoyed some salty breezes with works being completed on North Stradbroke Island and also the Sunshine Coast. The monumental works on these occasions have included the installation of complete full monuments, as well as refurbishments and renovations of older memorials that needed a little TLC.
So whilst the first few months of 2018 have been busy, we certainly aren’t slowing. The next few months are looking very exciting too – Naldham House (Old Brisbane Polo Club), Albion Fire Station and some new ANZAC Memorial installations are just some of the projects that we are completing over the next couple months and look forward to sharing with you upon completion.