Atherton Chinatown Award Winnind tourist attraction

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Atherton Chinatown - tourist attraction

Award winning tourist attraction
Restoring heritage-listed buildings demands sensitivity and care. Jon Nott Building comfortably worked with the heritage consultant who advised on the renovations.


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Atherton Hotel

This was a complete gutting of the existing two story building and then a major rebuild including bars, commercial kitchens, dining areas and six units (approx 800 metres square).


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Bloomfield Lodge

Gazebo and deck extensions
The brief was simple:-
“Build a 50 square metre staff area with pitched roof, timber joinery, kitchen and deck; a patio area eleven metres by four metres with tiles; a deck the same size with two gazebos, octagons 3.6 radius with shingle roofs and seats and tables inside and all during the wet season in only 7 days”.
To compound the problems of the exercise, Bloomfield is a land-locked resort in remote North Queensland - no ready-mix, no road access and transported in by barge. With military precision the Jon Nott Building team of twenty-eight trades men accomplished all they set out to do and finished on time. However there was no rest on the seventh day!


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Bloomfield Airport

A boutique airport terminal featuring viewing platform, water tan and enviro-loos.  The problems to overcome were a remote site, no water or no power.


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Hasties Swamp (Nyleta Wetlands) Bird Hide

This is the Roll’s Royce of bird hides, a Jon Nott Building designed 2 storey structure that is now a major attraction on the Atherton Tablelands. Set in the swamp waters are turpentine poles and positioned to take best advantage of the amazing variety of bird life.


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John Cole Toyota

This conventional building with 900 square meters consists of a showroom and workshop areas in masonry block and portal frames.


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Malanda Dairy Centre

This former storage warehouse showed great potential as a tourist attraction to showcase the dairy industry history due to its position on the main highway into town. From the first concepts as to the viability of the project to the final building renovations Jon Nott Building was there to see it through to the fine attraction it has become.


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Payless Timbers

The brief was simple: -
“It had to be timber and had to look nice”.
This is something different, an all pole and timber commercial building which really showcases the adaptability of this type of construction.


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Tolga Woodworks

This iconic tourist attraction has stood the test of time (built in 1989) as it still showcases the fine timber crafts of the local artisans.


The Australian Coffee Centre

The innovative design and absolute dedication to all the fine details make this centre an absolute must for the traveller. This building met all expectations by the owners of Skybury Coffee near Mareeba. Featuring a theatre, restaurant, bar, bakery, shop, connoisseur coffee tasting room and how coffee is processed room, this award winning building is a perfect example of how you can make a commercial building beautiful.


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Queensland Heritage Trails Network

Links Project
The shelters were an important part of the network to link all the projects across north Queensland. A sheltered map shows tourists some special attractions in the region.
Chillagoe Hub
Jon Nott was a member of the consultative group that put this project together from the community consultation through feasibility to design and tendering. It is now a welcome centre for the township of Chillagoe and a place to showcase their area including their caves.


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Rose Gums Conference Centre

This beautiful pole and timber building and its impressive sails is ‘moored’ on the side of a hill giving the impression of a ship about to set sail over the magnificent rainforest. It is the new addition to the award winning Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat.