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The Shire of Leonora have not let their remote location stop them from tackling big projects. The completion of the five-year $3.3 million Gwalia Upgrade Project is their biggest heritage achievement to date.
The project aimed to deliver an ambitious works program at Gwalia, including conservation of Gwalia’s Historical Precinct, Museum and Hoover House, reconstruction of the historic timber headframe and preservation of the Gwalia settlement’s 22 traditional miners’ cottages.
The judges believe the completion of this conservation work ensures Gwalia’s place as an important heritage and tourist destination into the future.
At the heart of East Fremantle lies the East Fremantle Town Hall, forming part of a complex of heritage buildings, that includes the historic Post Office, Police Station & Lock-up facilities, and Dovenby House.
The judges said the restoration of the Town Hall is significant as it has allowed the building to continue as a hub for community life while at the same time providing a contemporary and efficient work space for the council.
The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.
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