The Heritage Council invites public comment on a proposal to revoke the declaration of the Old Mount Riddock Homestead (NT Portion 5358 (A))
Mt Riddock Station is located about 200 km north-east of Alice Springs. The Old Mt Riddock Homestead was built in 1930, and was declared a heritage place in 1999.
In early 2011, an Application was received to dismantle the Homestead due to a snake infestation. At that time, the old Homestead was located directly adjacent to the owner’s residence. In May 2011, the then Minister wrote to the owners, saying that after taking into account the advice of the Heritage Advisory Council, he had decided to give permission for the work to be carried out.
The Homestead was subsequently dismantled, and the components transported to nearby Gemtree Roadhouse. By mid-2014, with assistance from the NT Heritage Grants Program, the Homestead was reconstructed at Gemtree.
The Heritage Council now sees it as appropriate to instigate the process of revoking the declaration of the place where the Homestead once stood.
If you have any further queries, please phone (08) 8999 5036.
If you wish to comment on the proposed revocation, you must submit comments in writing (letter or e-mail) and addressed to the Chair of the Heritage Council by 13 April 2015.
Comments will be forwarded to the Minister with Council’s recommendations.
Heritage Council contact details:
PO Box 4198
DARWIN NT 0801