Funding boost for Brisbane Open House

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Torbreck, Brisbane, by Aubrey H Job & RP Froud (1961) has been a part of the Brisbane Open House program.

Torbreck, Brisbane, by Aubrey H Job & RP Froud (1961) has been a part of the Brisbane Open House program. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

The Queensland government has announced $150,000 in funding to support Brisbane Open House.

The funding will be distributed over three years – $50,000 per financial year – and will be directed towards the production of print and online promotional material such as the website and guide book.

The funding is additional to other funding Brisbane Open House receives from the state government and Brisbane City Council in separate arrangements.

Since 2010, the Brisbane Open House event has been held annually in October, in conjunction with World Architecture Day. Each year, selected buildings are open to the public with guided and self-guided tours. In 2016, 100 places and spaces – including 54 state heritage-listed buildings – participated in the event, which attracted 68,000 visitors.

“Each year, the public gets a behind-the-scenes look at some of Brisbane’s most iconic heritage sites as they open their doors for Brisbane Open House,” said Steven Miles, Queensland’s minister for environment and heritage protection. “The event has inspired people to engage with our historical sites and celebrate the city’s rich history and diverse built environment.”

In 2017, Brisbane Open House will be held from 7 to 8 October.


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