History and Heritage

Local Cultural Heritage Study and Register of Places

The Queensland Cultural Heritage Act 1992 aims to conserve Queensland's cultural heritage and requires all local governments to keep a register of local places of cultural heritage significance. 

Mount Isa City Council commissioned heritage consultants, Converge Heritage + Community, in October 2011 to undertake a heritage study to identify places of potential local heritage significance in the Mount Isa Local Government Area.

On July 25, 2012 Council adopted the Local Heritage Register.

The Register contains 23 places of cultural heritage significance. There are 9 places on the Local Heritage Register that are also on the Queensland State Heritage Register. More information about these places can be found by visiting the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection website.

The heritage study was undertaken to properly document those places that are culturally significant and important to the history of Mount Isa and Camooweal.

Identifying these places, entering them onto a local heritage register and incorporating them into the Mount Isa Planning Scheme will help protect them for future generations.

This approach allows for a balance between the need for future development and the need to retain elements of our past that contribute to the area's heritage and character.

More information about the Local Heritage Register can be found in the following Factsheets:

Further Information

If you would like to discuss the project further, please contact:

Land Use Officer
Mount Isa City Council
Ph: 07 4747 3200