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The Centenary Pool Complex, Brisbane.
Burns Philp Building (former), Normanton. Photographed by Gordon Grimwade.
Glasshouse Mountains, near Beerburrum.
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Heritage listing for Ninney Rise and John Büsst Memorial
The former home of one of North Queensland's conservation pioneers has been entered in the Queensland Heritage Register.
Queensland Heritage Council Chair David Eades said Ninney Rise, located at Bingil Bay north of Mission Beach, was the home of artist and eco-campaigner John Büsst and a focal point for the early environmental conservation movement in Queensland.
"The house was designed and built by John Büsst around 1960, and was significant as the base from which he organised the ‘Save the Reef' and other important environmental campaigns during the 1960s and early 1970s," Mr Eades said.
"Ninney Rise was a meeting place for the campaigners and scientists involved with Büsst in these efforts and the house became a focal point for all their struggles as it was set within the landscape that was being fought for.
"These deeply contentious campaigns were supported by local and international scientists and aimed to protect the Great Barrier Reef and the area's tropical rainforests from development and mining pressures.
"Their work helped form the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and led to the eventual declaration of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area."
Mr Eades said Büsst worked intimately with the then fledgling Australian Conservation Foundation, the Queensland Littoral Society (Australian Marine Conservation Society) and the Queensland Wildlife Preservation Society in the campaign to save the Great Barrier Reef.
"Büsst's environmental activism illustrated his transition from being an artist interested in the aesthetics of nature to a conservationist promoting the ecological reasons to conserve the natural environment," he said.
"A memorial to John Büsst near Ninney Point, which has been included in the heritage entry, bears an inscription that reflects his appreciation for art, nature and conservation."
Mr Eades said Ninney Rise's park-like grounds positioned within a strikingly beautiful area of coastal lowland rainforest and the property's views to the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area had great aesthetic significance.
"The outlook from Ninney Rise takes in the marine environment which is now recognised for the outstanding natural universal values that John Büsst fought to protect during the 1960s before these values had been widely recognised and appreciated," he said.
Ninney Rise is located on a 1.98 hectare block just south of Ninney Point at Bingil Bay approximately 160 kilometres south of Cairns and 35 kilometres south of Innisfail. The property comprises a main residence, separate garage, and extensive grounds that include indigenous rain forest and a landscaped garden with swimming pool, walkways and driveways, some of which were additions by a subsequent owner. The site is bounded by Clump Mountain National Park to the north, an esplanade and Bingil Bay to the east, and residential properties to the south and west.
In 1995, Ninney Rise came into the ownership of the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.
Ninney Rise and the John Büsst Memorial were identified as part of the statewide heritage survey, being carried out by the Department of Environment and Resource Management's Heritage Branch.
The Queensland Heritage Council is the state's independent peak body and advisor on heritage matters and determines what places are entered in the Queensland Heritage Register.
Places that are entered in the Heritage Register are considered of importance to Queensland's history and are protected under heritage legislation