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The Central Highlands heritage overlay map

This map is part of the CHRC Planning Scheme and contains state and local heritage places.

We are currently reviewing our Local Heritage Register and the Planning Scheme Heritage Overlay here was created and adopted by council in 2014.

Places of indigenous cultural heritage are managed and protected separately.

The Queensland Heritage Register is a list of places that have cultural heritage significance to the people of Queensland.

  • Facilities & sites

    Below are some of the region’s cultural and heritage facilities and sites.

    • Bogantungan Railway Museum
    • Bedford Weir
    • Capella Pioneer Village
    • Capella Light Horse Public Art
    • Capella Bakehouse Oven
    • Capella Railway Station
    • Comet Whistle Stop Park Museum and Dig Tree Display
    • Dingo Family History Museum
    • Duaringa Historical & Tourism Centre and Two Rivers Mural
    • Emerald Pioneer Cottages
    • Emerald Visitor Information Centre
    • Emerald Mosaic Pathway Public Art
    • Rewan plane crash site
    • Rolleston Beazley Park historic buildings – Post Office and Purbrook Cottage
    • Rolleston Heritage Walk
    Sapphire Gemfields
    • Anakie Railway Building and WWII marked Bottle Tree
    • Gemfields Fossicking Trail
    • Australian Miner’s Heritage Museum, Rubyvale
    • Willows Memorial Wall
    • Gemfields RSL War Memorials, Sapphire 
    • Springsure Hospital Museum
    • Springsure Library and History Room
    • Springsure Heritage Walk
    • Old Rainworth Fort
    • Tieri Cenotaph
  • Heritage groups
    • Capella Pioneer Village Inc
      Ph: 0427 638 866
    • Duaringa Historical & Tourist Association Inc.
      Ph: 4935 7077
    • Emerald and District Historical Association Inc.
      Ph: 0431 421 231

    For more clubs and organisations please head to the Community Directory.

  • Heritage walks

    The Central Highlands region boasts some fantastic heritage walks. Choose one to explore today.

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