Freshwater Bay Museum development receives Lotterywest funding support

Freshwater Bay Museum development receives Lotterywest funding support

The development project for the historic Freshwater Bay Museum has received a funding boost from Lotterywest to the tune of $760,000.

The Town of Claremont applied to Lotterywest for a community grant, with the aim of completing redevelopment works around the 155-year-old museum building.
 
The project includes a gallery space, small cafe area, upgraded office space, improved visitor flow between the museum buildings and upgrade to the existing public toilet facilities.
 
Town of Claremont Mayor Jock Barker said the museum is integral to the preservation of the town’s heritage and history.
 
“This site, which was opened as a museum in 1975, exhibits the cultural heritage of Claremont and Freshwater Bay and offers an award-winning education program attended by 2,000 children each year,” he said.
 
“We are delighted that we can now proceed with the project and thank Lotterywest for supporting our community and our aims to ensure the site is preserved for future generations to enjoy and experience.
 
“The decision to redevelop the site was based on extensive community consultation, including elected members, Museum volunteers, Friends of the Museum, local teachers and interested members of the community.”
 
The museum was closed in January in preparation for the redevelopment, which will be undertaken immediately.


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