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21 March, 2024

Do We Preserve The Old Allora Fire Station?

Southern Downs Regional council is inviting feedback about how to preserve the building’s heritage, following a recent engineering assessment that found the structure is unsound in its current state.

Do We Preserve The Old Allora Fire Station? - feature photo

Late last year Council sought community feedback in relation to the following question:

If the Allora Senior Citizens building is transformed into a community hub that includes the Allora Library, Council Customer Service and a meeting place for the community, there will be a need to remove the old Fire Shed to address the septic tank issues. How important is the unoccupied fire shed to you?

A total of 186 responses were received, with 61% of respondents indicating that the old fire station building was not at all important. 

This result was presented to Council at its January 2024 Ordinary Council Meeting, and Council requested further clarification on local sentiment prior to the permanent and irreversible removal of the building.  

Input is crucial in understanding how to celebrate the heritage of the Old Allora Fire Station, so Council invites the community to share your thoughts on how we can preserve the landmark’s history for future generations.

Having a say is easy. Simply complete the survey online at -  before 5pm on Friday 29 March 2024.

Hard copies are also available at Council’s Customer Service Centres and libraries.


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