Demolition planned at heritage CBD synagogue
PARTS of a historic synagogue that has stood for 135 years could be demolished under a proposal receiving public feedback.
Plans submitted to Brisbane City Council show the rear hall of The Brisbane Synagogue at 98 Margaret St in the City will be removed.
Stairs and other more recent additions would also be removed.
The parts, built between 1955 and 1990, would be replaced by grass.
"The 1855 synagogue will remain, and structures with heritage significance will not be removed," the application to Brisbane City Council said.
"The 1955 rear hall is not a significant element of the place."
Owing to the demolition around a heritage-listed building, the application was assessed as being impact-level, which requires a period of public consultation.
A heritage impact statement conducted by an external company assessed that the plan posed no threat to the 1885 structure.