Historic Station Master’s Cottage approved for community use

The 129-year-old Station Master’s Cottage will receive a new lease on life after Council today agreed to allow the community to use the historic building.

The cottage was relocated last year from its former site in Middle Street to its current location in Little Shore Street after it was gifted to Council by Redlands RSL.

Under the Community Facility designation, suitable uses include:

  • Not for profit organisations
  • Social enterprise providers
  • Historical and genealogical societies
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Or as community meeting rooms

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said she was pleased to see the cottage would be made available to the community.

“This cottage is a Cleveland icon and of historic significance to the Redlands,” Cr Williams said.

“It was built in 1889 and was within sight of the former Cleveland Central rail station.

“The cottage belongs to the community and it is appropriate that it be used to benefit community interests.”

Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell said expressions of interest for use of the cottage would be sought in coming months following the completion of renovation works.

“The expression of interest is expected to be advertised towards the end of 2018,” he said.

“Local community groups and organisations interested in using the premises for the benefit of the Redlands community will be encouraged to apply.”