Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    New precinct to attract visitors to Norseman

    13/12/2016 1:05 PM
    • New cultural, visitor and community precinct for Norseman
    • $1.6 million investment from the Goldfields-Esperance Revitalisation Fund 

    Norseman is set to benefit from the development of a new cultural, visitor and community precinct thanks to a $1.6 million investment through the Goldfields-Esperance Revitalisation Fund, made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions.


    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the precinct would repurpose a vacant building into a vibrant visitor centre, community art space, cafe and library.


    "Located midway between Kalgoorlie and Esperance, Norseman is ideally positioned for travellers to stop and explore, and the new visitors centre will encourage people to explore the town and surrounding region," Mr Redman said.


    "The precinct will also provide a space for local artists to display and sell their work supporting local arts and culture, and creating a sense of pride and community spirit.


    "Re-inventing the visitor centre will showcase the Great Western Woodlands and indigenous culture of the Norseman area through a number of interpretive elements."


    The Minister said the new precinct would provide a valuable cultural asset to Norseman and deliver an enhanced visitor experience that would support social and economic benefits for the region into the future.


    "This is another example of how Royalties for Regions is helping to secure our State's future by providing opportunities for growth that will create long-term benefits for regional communities," he said.


    "The Goldfields-Esperance Revitalisation Fund is helping build a social and infrastructure platform for the region's economic development to drive growth and new investment to benefit future generations of West Australians."


    Fact File

    • The total cost of the project is $2.7 million, comprising $1.6 million of Royalties for Regions
    • The Goldfields-Esperance Revitalisation Fund is a $198 million Royalties for Regions initiative that invests in priority projects to enable economic and social development in the region
    • The fund is administered by the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission and the Department of Regional Development
    • Find out more about Royalties for Regions at https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au 

    Minister's office - 6552 6700


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