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Krauss Locomotive Display, Lindsay Road Buderim

The Krauss Locomotive transported goods and people between Palmwoods and Buderim Mountain between 1915 and 1935.


Buderim Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Inc has been carefully restoring the locomotive since 2004, after it was purchased with the financial support of council.

Council has prepared a design report to support the community's desire to display the recently restored engine in the heart of Buderim Village.

Community engagement

In August 2011, Buderim residents and the wider community were invited to share ideas to help shape the Buderim Central Parklands Landscape Concept Plan.

Feedback from the community overwhelmingly supported the display of Buderim's recently restored steam locomotive engine "The Krauss" on the corner of Lindsay Road and Burnett Street.

"The location of the Krauss locomotive (as shown on the concept plan) is in a place of historic value as it is so close to the original station. This display area for the Krauss is in the centre of Buderim as it should be." (Buderim resident - 2011 Community Consultation).

Council has carefully evaluated the feedback and is pleased to present the Krauss Locomotive Design Report [PDF 4.6MB].

The design report was available for review until 30 November 2012.

Where to from here

Implementating the project is subject to securing funding and detailed design of the display structure and the surrounding landscape.

Council will continue to work with the community so that the rich history of the Krauss Locomotive is displayed in the heart of Buderim.


The design report proposes a preferred location for the display that balances the social, economic and open space values of the project. Once the report is finalised, fund raising for the project can begin.

The display will convey and encapsulate the themes and aspirations that have emerged from the community.

Implementating the project will:

  • provide a place where residents and visitors can enjoy the rich history of Buderim Village
  • provide opportunities for public art and interpretive signs
  • maintain the existing village character by reinforcing the local architectural and landscape style.


The Krauss Locomotive Display - Design Report results from the investigations associated with the preparation of the Buderim Central Parklands Landscape Concept Plan consultation. The catalyst for the project has been the ongoing work of the Buderim Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Inc (BPHTI) established in 2003.

The proposed construction of the locomotive display was supported in the community feedback received during the Buderim Central Parklands Landscape Concept Plan consultation. This community consultation process was designed to provide difference mechanisms and several opportunities for members of the Buderim community to have input into the development of this project. To ensure the most comprehensive connection with the Buderim community, council used the following consultation methods:

  • media releases
  • site signs in prominent locations - (A0 and A1 format)
  • council's website
  • feedback forms
  • 'Meet us in the Park' event to discuss the project with council staff.

Feedback received during the 'Meet us in the Park' event strongly supported the proposed display on the corner of Lindsay Road and Burnett Street.

Council thanks those who participated in the development of the vision and design for this unique historical display.


For more information, please contact the project manger on (07) 5441 8092.

Please note: This webpage contains documents that are in PDF format only. If you would like to receive a copy of any of these documents in another format, please contact council's customer service centre.

Last Updated 27-Nov-15