City and museum vie for heritage gongs

Busselton Dunsborough Times

The City of Busselton and the Busselton Jetty Museum have been named finalists in this year’s WA Heritage Awards.

The awards, now in their 26th year, recognise outstanding contributions to heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, promotion, tourism and interpretation.

The City of Busselton was named a finalist in the Heritage Practices by a Local Government category for its conservation and adaptation of heritage places.

The nomination shone a spotlight on the recent refurbishment of the former Busselton railway station and old fire station, as well as the evolution of the old courthouse.

The City’s settlement art project, Wadandi Track development and Old Butter Factory improvements were also recognised.

Meanwhile, Busselton Jetty Museum was named a finalist in the Interpretation Project category for the makeover and growth of the 152 year-old timber-piled jetty.

The Busselton Jetty Museum, within the Interpretative Centre, received a multimedia makeover in March last year, offering interactive, immersive and creative technologies.

Winners will be announced at an invitation-only awards ceremony at Burt Memorial Hall in Perth’s Cathedral Square on Friday, March 23.

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