12/04/2013 - 15:06

Tenders called for Gero railway restoration

12/04/2013 - 15:06

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Tenders called for Gero railway restoration
The historic Geraldton railway station, circa 1930s.

The City of Geraldton has called for tenders to find a builder to conduct a $2.1 million restoration of the town’s historic original railway station.

The 134-year old heritage listed building has been empty since 2000, when its last use was as a branch of the Western Australian Museum.

The City is seeking tenders for detailed design, specifications, scope of works and estimates for conservation works to redevelop the building into a Geraldton visitor centre.

Geraldton Mayor Ian Carpenter said the restoration of the building would go a long way to revitalising the town’s West End.

“It will bring more life and tourism to the area, be a place of interest for residents and visitors and complement the Geraldton foreshore and Eastern Breakwater development,” Mr Carpenter said.

“The restoration will be well received by many locals and history buffs as it has always been an emotional topic of conversation.’

Tenders for the right to restore the railway station close on May 2.

 

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