One of Donnybrook’s oldest precincts is now its newest destination, with the South-West town’s revitalised goods shed and surrounds officially open.
Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan today joined Collie-Preston MLA Jodie Hanns, representatives from the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup and the local community to celebrate the completed Donnybrook Heritage Goods Shed Interpretive Centre and Station Square.
A $2 million State Government contribution has breathed new life into the State heritage-listed goods shed, which has been restored and now houses an interpretive centre which tells the story of Donnybrook.
A commercial opportunity has also been created through the project, to offset the Shire’s recurrent operating costs of the facility.
Local food and beverage business ‘Park Donnybrook’ will operate from within the centre and be responsible for the day-to-day management of the facility.
Other enhancements to the railway precinct include the establishment of new boardwalks, which better connect the east and west areas of the town, providing linkages between Collins Street and the central business district.
The Station Square area has been landscaped, making the area an even better place for locals and visitors, close to the Apple Fun Park which is in the process of being refreshed.
The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup carried out the revitalisation, working with mostly South-West based contractors including Perkins Builders which delivered the project from designs by MCG Architects.