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Conrad Gargett presents Brisbane’s Customs House

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Customs House - The River Room

399 Queen Street

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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Australian Heritage Festival 2019 -
Connecting People, Places and the Past

Conrad Gargett presents Brisbane’s Customs House
Event proudly sponsored by Customs House and Conrad Gargett


Brisbane’s Customs House celebrates 130 years this year (1889 – 2019).

Owned and operated by The University of Queensland, Customs House is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register and the Register of the National Estate. The building is The University of Queensland’s premier riverfront restaurant, events and major cultural facility.

The University of Queensland celebrates 25 years since substantial renovations and reconstruction was completed in 1994. During this time, multi-disciplinary design practice Conrad Gargett has contributed significantly to the building’s on going conservation and adaptive reuse of its spaces, such as The River Room and Patina restaurant.

As part of the Australian Heritage Festival 2019, supported through the Australian Government’s National Trust, Conrad Gargett will use Customs House to present on:

  • The value of heritage buildings as key cultural places and venues for a city
  • The original vision for Customs House reuse and how this has evolved and changed over time
  • The importance of commercial success for investing in the building’s ongoing care and longevity
  • The value of a long term commitment to conservation and renewal as the building’s uses and requirements change

For catering purposes, please register by 12 May. The entry fee is free. Registration includes one beverage (wine, beer, softdrink) on arrival. Additional beverages are payable on consumption. Numbers are limited.




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