A ‘blooming’ good outcome historic Tewantin cottage

GOING HOME: Tait house currently sits on a vacant block on Eumundi-Noosa Road.
GOING HOME: Tait house currently sits on a vacant block on Eumundi-Noosa Road. Darryn Smith

IT SEEMS the perfect synergy - historic Tait Duke Cottage being "hugged" by Noosa's sustainable future.

Council has finally put to bed the future of the cottage which has been looking a forlorn near the roadside verge of Wallace Park every since the house was donated to the people of Noosa by the pioneer family.

Noosa Council was keen to see the site located and used by public groups, but Mayor Noel Playford and other councillors expressed concerns that its proposed move to Early St in Tewantin could take up too much of scarce public land.

Councillor Playford was keen for councillors to have the final say on which part of the two blocks of land the cottage may be sited for joint use by community support group United Synergies and the Rotary Club of Noosa Heads.

At the last council meeting Cr Playford said staff assured councillors that "it can be sited satisfactorily".

"It will be nice and close to United Synergies and it won't take up two blocks of land. It leaves the other parcel of land - that's all we asked for the other day."

Cr Joe Jurisevic asked if this would still allow for the expansion of the community garden and was told the community garden group has indicated "they will create the garden around the cottage so it will have a garden setting".

The mayor noted that "they can grow veggies and herbs and useful stuff like that".

United Synergies will staff the cottage with volunteers providing information on local support services and how to access them, and the Rotary Club will use it as a base for meetings. The cottage was built in the middle of Tewantin in 1919 for Charles Tait and Emma Duke.

Noosa Council was keen to find the house a permanent home that can benefit the community and be true to the wishes of Miss Esme Tait, who gifted her home to the community 10 years ago.

Noosa Council has agreed to allocate $80,000 from the heritage levy to carefully transport the cottage.

United Synergies and Rotary aren't just bringing the cottage back to life; they have plans to raise funding from the wider Noosa community and local businesses to finish the long-awaited renovation.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Give the next gen a chance: Men's Shed founder

IDEA: Les McKenzie has a plan to help youths stay off benefits.

Les McKenzie has proposed an idea to help young people

Give a gift for dogs and cats in shelters

RAISING HOPE: Alice Thorn, with help from her rescue dog Penny, is leading a fundraiser to buy a Christmas present for every shelter animal on the Coast.

Student aims to buy every shelter pet a pressie

Grateful council says thanks for giving heaps

MIGHTY EFFORT: Cr Jess Glasgow, Noosa volunteers Robyn and Paul Jenkinson with Cr Joe Jurisevic at the special brunch.

Noosa volunteers day in the sun

Local Partners

Noosa's generosity bursting at seams

THE Noosa community has been so generous with a recent campaign, volunteers need help dispersing the bounty of generosity.

Market-goers are gobbling up the Christmas puddings

Puddling Lane Queensland Christmas puddings.

Christmas wouldn't complete without a traditional Christmas pudding.

Complete guide to Sunshine Coast markets

Booval Fair Harvest Markets fruit and vegetable shop. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

Find your bargain at markets across the region with our guide.

10 things to do this weekend on Sunshine Coast

BEACH BEATS: Peregian Originals returns to the park this weekend.

There's something on offer for just about everyone

BOOK REVIEW: The Mask of Command

This narrative from Anicent Rome has it all

The tech-version of the old pop-up book is here

IS THE old cardboard pop-up book a thing of the past?

Obama's private struggle laid bare in film

Australian actor Devon Terrell portrays a young Barack Obama in the Netflix original movie Barry. Supplied by Netflix.

Filmakers focus in on Obama's legacy

Brad Pitt's sons won't see him

Brad Pitt's eldest sons are reportedly "refusing" to see him.

Chris Pratt fell asleep while babysitting

Chris Pratt revealed he fell asleep during babysitting duties

Kylie Minogue: I want to get married soon

Pop star Kylie Minogue has revealed she hopes to get married soon

Essential to get new Maroochydore CBD fundamentals right

LOOKING AHEAD: The central business district at Maroochydore is planned to be the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

SunCentral reports good progress on 53ha Sunshine Coast city heart

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

BREAKING: Residents win battle of Buderim

PLAN: Previous plans for the aged care facility that was proposed to have a main entrance on Burnett St and staff and emergency access onto Pine St which sparked community outrage.

Serenity saved as residents score win in legal appeal

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!