Hi Marshall Bluestone Cottage supporter, The question on the lips of everyone I meet is…what is happening to the Marshall Bluestone Cottage? Perhaps this month our work and patience will be rewarded. Cautiously optimistic ! The report by OCD Consultants has been presented to City of Greater Geelong and we have been notified that the Marshall Bluestone…… Continue reading Cottage Relocation Update
FROM THE PRESIDENT With the cottage safely stored away our attention has turned to securing its future position and purpose. December was a busy month for the MBCCG team: We met with two of the City of Greater Geelong appointed consultants who were engaged to develop a feasibility report. We presented the MBCCG proposal of…… Continue reading Securing Cottage future
Geelong Independent story, 24 September 2021
Geelong Advertiser Wed 22 Sept – Letter to the Editor
Geelong Advertiser 26/08/2021
Great news…stage 1, ‘Save McAteer Cottage’ is achieved. Congratulations to the nearly 800 MBCCG supporters, you have had great influence. MRPV has engaged a heritage restoration company to dismantle, following all heritage practices. The cottage has been laser scanned and extensively photographed inside and out and items will be numbered and put in sections on…… Continue reading Cottage packing
McAteer Bluestone Cottage is now securely fenced by MRPV and the grounds will undergo site surveying and investigations and there will be removal of vegetation and trees. Please call or contact MRPV if you have questions on 1800 105 105, contact @roadsprojects.vic.gov.au Awaiting rescue, the 155-year-old cottage looks on, hoping to begin a new chapter…… Continue reading What’s happening behind the fencing?
In early July, print and radio media responded to our Media Release directed at informing the City of Greater Geelong, Major Roads Projects Victoria and members of the Public about the opportunity of a better relocation outcome for McAteer Bluestone Cottage than using the ‘dismantle, store, rebuild’ method. Media Release Our research indicates an Australian…… Continue reading Move or dismantle
Some good news and is some cause for optimism. After reading the article it is interesting to note that there is a South Australian company who have the proven capability to move the cottage a short distance in one piece, thus preserving it as built originally at very little cost to Council and ratepayers.