NEW GRANT: The Krauss loco.
NEW GRANT: The Krauss loco. Contributed

Full steam ahead for fundraising

BUDERIM-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Inc has received a $2400 grant from Sunshine Coast Council to commission a statement of significance for their Krauss locomotive which was restored for display in Buderim.

It has enabled them to engage the services of an external consultant, David Mewes, who is the curator of workshops at the Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich.

BPHTI have been hampered in their fundraising efforts for the display of the Krauss because Queensland legislation does not allow for heritage listing of "objects" and this has meant that they have not been able to apply for the various heritage grants which would otherwise be available.

The statement of significance will ensure that the Krauss will become a heritage icon and will be listed on the Queensland Heritage Register, thus opening funding doors which have so far remained firmly shut.

The Krauss, which operated between Buderim and Palmwoods from 1914 to 1935, played a major part in the development of Buderim.


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