Tyalgum heritage: Bright Point at the old Tyalgum store gallery.
Tyalgum heritage: Bright Point at the old Tyalgum store gallery. John Gass

Tylagum earmarked for heritage

IT has been seven years since the owners of the old Tyalgum store began the fight for heritage listing of the 105-year-old building and the fight isn't over yet.

Store owner Karen Nixon believes the process could take at least two years before buildings in Tyalgum receive heritage listing.

“Tylagum has been earmarked but it could be another few years,” Ms Nixon said.

“A locality plan by the council will provide some caveats in regards to what we can do with the buildings.”

The old general store was restored to house an art gallery. Tyalgum is my Tuscany opened last year and now houses works by artists living throughout the Tweed shire.

Gallery worker Bright Point believes the building has been restored beautifully.

“It's a lovely gallery with some amazing artwork,” she said.

Buildings also on hold for heritage listing include the Tyalgum Hotel, the old butter factory which now houses a mechanic's garage, the town hall and the old bakery, now Flutterbies cafe.

Tweed Shire Council announced in June of last year that a draft Tyalgum Locality Plan allowing heritage listing would be placed on public exhibition this year to be finalised by 2012.



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