A historical radio receiving station and homestead at Birkdale are being prepped for 21st-century life.
Works have commenced to bring the former World War II Radio Receiving Station located within the Birkdale Community Precinct into the 21st century.
Mayor Karen Williams said the historically important building, constructed by the US Signal Corps in 1943, was the centrepiece of the Communications Hub featured in the BCP master plan.
“This fascinating building has been an important communications centre for Redlands Coast and is in need of some essential repairs to help revitalise the structure prior to its future restoration,” she said.
“Works have commenced, with the roof and gutters to be repaired in consultation with Australian Heritage Specialists to ensure protection of the building’s important historical values.”
Cr Williams said work being undertaken on the Willards Farm homestead and outbuildings were also progressing well.
“We have reached a milestone in that the Baroque Group are preparing the homestead for restumping, which will provide a solid foundation for this legacy building into the future,” she said.