Historic Station Master's Cottage nearly ready for community

THE COTTAGE: Mayor Karen Williams and Cr Peter Mitchell outside the historic Station Master’s Cottage.
THE COTTAGE: Mayor Karen Williams and Cr Peter Mitchell outside the historic Station Master’s Cottage.

THE historic Station Master’s Cottage, gifted to council by the Redlands RSL, will soon be available for community groups to use.

Redland City mayor Karen Williams said the 129- year-old building, originally located on the Cleveland rail line, was designated for community use in May.

“This cottage is a Cleveland icon and of historic significance to the Redlands so I’m pleased it will be used by the community to which it belongs,” Cr Williams said.

The council has invited community groups to submit expressions of interest for non-exclusive occupation of the building.

“It is your chance to submit ideas and business cases for use of this space to council to consider.”

Cr Peter Mitchell said there was interest in using the cottage, which would become available after renovation works were finished.

“Expressions of interest are being accepted until October 10 so I encourage those interested in using the premises for the benefit of the Redlands community to apply,” Cr Mitchell said.

The cottage was moved last year to Linear Park, 120 Little Shore Street.

Information, including eligibility criteria, is available at yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au/station-masters-cottage.