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Spring Hill Reservoir

230 Wickham Terrace

Spring Hill, QLD 4223

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THE TRUST TALKS - THE DEBATE

“Head in the Cloudlands – is there too much idealism in heritage?”

The Trust Talks, our speaker series aiming at opening the doors for innovation, collaboration and celebration of our heritage, is going underground into the Springhill Reservoir in December.

THE NIGHT

The evening will include the opportunity to network with friends and colleagues, drinks on arrival, cheese platters & canapes, the debate, and an exclusive Christmas performance from the Underground Opera in the Reservoir! This is an event not to be missed!

THE DEBATE

Head in the Cloudlands: Is there too much idealism in heritage?” In the days before adequate protection for heritage places was introduced, The National Trust of Australia (Queensland) was once known as the community group who stopped development – their arsenal was picket lines, protests and rallies.

Fast forward two decades and Queensland now has statutory heritage registers, a statewide Heritage Council and requirements to ensure that the demolition of heritage such as ‘Cloudlands’ could never happen again. But does the heritage industry have its head in the Cloudlands? Are we at risk of being left off the negotiation table if we rigidly stick to stringent guidelines? In our quest for heritage protection, have we lost sight of the bigger picture and is this detrimental to our cause?

THE SPEAKERS

The Trust Talks: The Debate brings together 4 renowned experts and advocates to debate this timely topic.

Our esteemed debaters include:

  • Meredith Walker – lifetime member of the National Trust, AM, author of the Illustrated Burra Charter;

  • Dr Andrew Sneddon – Associate Director Extent Heritage, heritage consultant with specialist knowledge in heritage law;

  • Christina Cho – Director Cox Architects, RAIA 2017 QLD Emerging Architect Winner

  • Jane Alexander - Heritage Advocacy Advisor, The National Trust of Australia (QLD)

THE LOCATION

The Springhill Reservoir is located on Upper Edward Street, Wickham Terrace, below the Springhill Windmill. The Reservoir, six metres below Wickham Terrace was launched as a performance space by the Underground Opera Company in August 2014, after lying idle for 50 years, and previously supplying Brisbane its water.

The Spring Hill Reservoir is architecturally astonishing. Six metres underground, the reservoir is divided into 15 sections by headwalls, with each section joined by hand-lain brick archways, which have been standing for 140 years. This unique setting contributes to superb acoustics and ambience which entices audiences to enjoy an intimate performance.

For safety reasons, you must be comfortable in underground spaces, be fit and able to walk downstairs into the space (there is no disabled access). Please wear flat shoes and bring a warm jacket as it cold underground!

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