En­ergy mu­seum the ‘cherry on top’

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

Con­struc­tion has be­gun on the $6 mil­lion project to house the State’s her­itage en­ergy in­fra­struc­ture in the Man­jimup Tim­ber Park.

Com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions and lo­cal, State and Fed­eral gov­ern­ments came to­gether on Mon­day for the of­fi­cial turn­ing of the sod for the South West En­ergy Ex­pe­ri­ence.

The project is jointly funded by the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s Build re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion,” ing Bet­ter Re­gions Fund, Roy­al­ties for Re­gions and the Man­jimup Shire Coun­cil.

The fa­cil­ity will in­clude the mu­seum, a cafe and a vis­i­tor cen­tre.

Man­jimup shire pres­i­dent Paul Omodei said he was ex­cited to see the con­struc­tion works start­ing on the South West En­ergy Ex­pe­ri­ence.

“This is the fi­nal project in the 3.5-year stage two of the cen­tre he said.

“The devel­op­ment will be the ‘cherry on top’ for the re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion.

“The fa­cil­ity, ad­ja­cent to our new north­ern town­site en­try, will at­tract vis­i­tors to our town cen­tre and in­crease overnight stay.”

The mu­seum will show­case the his­tory of en­ergy in West­ern Aus­tralia, through mod­ern ex­hi­bi­tions, dis­plays and in­ter­ac­tive build­ing fea­tures.

Pic­ture: Tari Jef­fers

O'Con­nor MHR Rick Wil­son, Man­jimup shire pres­i­dent Paul Omodei and War­ren-Black­wood MLA Terry Redman turn the sod at the South West En­ergy Ex­pe­ri­ence con­struc­tion site.

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