39 Grace Street Herberton Development – Old Battery Site
Tablelands Regional Council are developing a use for the old Battery Site in Herberton, situated off Grace Street near the Wild River bridge. We have heard from the community about what might best serve all the residents from kids to seniors through an online survey and face to face meetings with students at Herberton’s schools and business and community groups. We now have a clear picture on what people want on the site which is a combination of family and wider community infrastructure. Stay tuned for further designs that will commence development of the area and link through to Lions Park.
A mineral processing plant was on this site for approximately 100 years and the last of the old equipment was removed in the early 1990s. Due to its central location, it has been identified as a potential place for community facilities to serve the people of Herberton. Over the past 30 years there have been a number of ideas raised but funding has been difficult to secure. With upgrades underway at Lions Park across the river, development of this site would be part of the ongoing connection of the Herberton township through to the Historical Village. Once consultation closes, the information gathered will then inform future planning meetings with the schools, businesses and community groups of Herberton with the aim of a design to be created this financial year.