Silver award a thrill for community

HARD work from many facets of the community meant a Kirra landmark hardly earned its state award on a silver platter last week.

The Kirra Hill Cultural and Community Centre received the Silver Governor’s Award in the presence of Governor Penny Wensley at Brisbane’s Government House on August 25.

Friends of Kirra Hill president Pam Oberman described the win as “absolutely brilliant”.

“For its spectacular location and attention to detail paid to it in restoration, it’s very much deserved,” Ms Oberman said.

FOKH heritage spokesperson Sue Burnett said she was overjoyed to hear the news from the Gold Coast Mail but had not attended the ceremony.

“My mum went to it when it was a school in the 1920s, my brother went in the 1940s and I went in the 1950s,” Ms Burnett said.

Currumbin MP Jann Stuckey said she was not aware of the result either until she returned a call from the Mail but the result was “amazing”.

Division 14 councillor Chris Robbins said she was happy the centre had been rewarded for joining the 21st century while still maintaining its integrity.

“It’s very dear to me,” Ms Robbins said.



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