L to R: Premier Will Hodgman MP,
Longford Primary School students who
helped lead the ceremony, Minister Matthew Groom
MP, and Peter Rae OA (Chair, Woolmers
Foundation Inc Board)
Woolmers Estate is a unique and remarkable cultural heritage asset as well
as being a significant tourism attraction for Northern
Earlier this month, Matthew Groom, the Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, attended the unveiling of the foundation stone at Woolmers, along with the Premier. The unveiling officially marks the commencement of the
construction of the Woolmers Visitor Centre.
"The Government provided $1.75 million over four years to enable this
important development, and the finished visitor centre will provide a
world-class, multi-purpose venue that will be the new gateway and entrance to
the visitor experience on offer at Woolmers Estate," Minister Groom said.
"The construction phase will also generate local jobs and support the economy
in the region, in line with our Buy Local policy.
"Our investment in this centre recognises both the tourism benefits that
Woolmers' offers, and the importance of helping the heritage and tourism
sectors work together to promote year-round visitation experiences that benefit
"We are committed to protecting and celebrating our world-class cultural
heritage assets, and I look forward to coming back in a few months to celebrate
the official opening of the visitor centre."