Energy museum the ‘cherry on top’

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
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.
Camera IconO'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. Credit: Tari Jeffers

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 Building 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 revitalisation,” 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.

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