Development of a process for dealing with underutilised Queensland government properties with heritage significance

Hefferan, Michael John (1994) Development of a process for dealing with underutilised Queensland government properties with heritage significance. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis addresses the contemporary issue of the control, restoration and potential for reuse of State Government-owned heritage properties with commercial potential. It attempts to reconcile the sometimes competing interests of the range of stakeholders in such properties, particularly those seeking to maximise economic performance and return on one hand and community expectations for heritage preservation and exhibition on the other. The matters are approached principally from the Government's position as asset owner/manager. It includes research into a number of key elements - including statutory, physical and economic parameters and an analysis of the legitimate requirements of all stakeholders. The thesis also recognises the need for innovation in approach and for the careful structuring and pre-planning of proposals on a project-by-project basis. On the matter of innovation, four case studies are included in the thesis to exhibit some approaches and techniques that have already been employed in addressing these issues. From this research base, a series of deductions at both a macro and micro level are established and a model for a rational decision-making process for dealing with such projects is developed as a major outcome of the work. Finally, the general model is applied to a specific project, the currently unused Port Office heritage site in the Brisbane Central Business District.

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ID Code: 36214
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Boyd, Terence
Additional Information: Presented to the School of Construction Management, Queensland University of Technology.
Keywords: Buildings Queensland Conservation and restoration, thesis, masters
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Michael John Hefferan
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2010 13:04
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 23:59

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