The heritage of the 153-year-old Willard’s Farm will be safeguarded thanks to a Council decision to purchase the plot.
Issues were raised as to its future following refusal from the Queensland Heritage Council to list the site.
Mayor Karen Williams says they have listened to the community’s concern.
“Council made a decision in regards to the concerns raised by community to the local heritage issues of Willards Farm which is in Birkdale-Capalaba that we negotiated with the owners of the property to purchase that property and keep the house in tact in Birkdale as a local heritage house.”
The council met at a closed meeting at the end of last year to review their options for the site and are now ready to move forward.
“We will now be working with the new council to make sure that the community has their say in how that house is maintained into the future and the historical values maintained for future generations as well,” says Cr Williams.
The property is of historical significance because it’s next to the aerial farm where General McArthur announced the end of World War II.