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Three Significant Sites Added To Heritage Register

Scenic Rim's Local Heritage Register will gain three new significant sites following positive feedback from community consultation.

Council has endorsed the register's inclusion of Knoll Road and a weir over Plunkett Creek at Tamborine Mountain as well as a private cemetery at Finch Road, Canungra.

Division 3 Councillor Virginia West said the Finch Road Cemetery included the graves of the Smith, Duncan, Christie, Marsden and Murray families.

"It represents an important link to Canungra's pioneering past as these graves date back to the 1890s," she said.

The weir over Plunkett Creek at Roslyn Court, Tamborine Mountain, was constructed by Norman and Vonda Youngman in 1958 and was evidence of cropping and grazing on Tamborine Mountain in the mid-twentieth century.

Division 1 Councillor Nigel Waistell said Knoll Road had played an important part in the settlement of agricultural and tourism industries.

"Knoll Road is a major historical piece for Tamborine Mountain due to it being the first road to the plateau of the mountain and only access route for wheeled traffic between 1877 and 1920," he said.

An exemption certificate for Knoll Road was sought by Council in line the Queensland Heritage Act 1992 to ensure Council's ability to undertake maintenance work on its portion of the road.