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Open House to unlock Brisbane
« on: October 11, 2013, 06:46:34 AM »
Minister for Housing and Public Works
The Honourable Tim Mander

Open House to unlock Brisbane

More than 70 of Brisbane’s most historic and iconic buildings will throw open their doors to the public this weekend as part of the Brisbane Open House event.

Now in its fourth year, Brisbane Open House is a free-of-charge event giving residents and visitors a rare opportunity to discover the hidden wealth of architecture, engineering and history in buildings and places around Brisbane city.

Housing and Public Works Minister Tim Mander said the event was a great opportunity for people to get to know more about their city.

“Participants will get to tour iconic Brisbane landmarks like the Albert Street Uniting Church, Boggo Road Gaol, Queensland’s oldest building “The Windmill Tower, as well as one of the newest buildings, the Translational Research Institute at the PA Hospital,” Mr Mander said.

“Many of us walk or drive past these places every day, unaware of the beauty and history locked away inside them. This event is a great opportunity to change that.”

Mr Mander said the event was growing in popularity, with 2013 the first year it would run over two days.

“The success of this event is a great testament to the passion Brisbane residents have for their city and their interest in its unique characteristics,” he said.

“Last year’s event attracted more than 33,000 visits and I expect that figure to be surpassed this year with an additional 21 buildings on show.

“Brisbane is well supplied with amazing architecture and historic places and I urge people to get out this weekend and check it out for themselves.”

For a full list of participating buildings and other information, visit the Brisbane Open House website at www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au.

[ENDS] 10 October 2013
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