Historic Yalgoo Jail will be restored with funds allocated for Centenary of Federation projects.
The Shire of Yalgoo won funding of $15,950 to restore the jail, which will then be relocated in the grounds of the Yalgoo Courthouse Museum.
Following completion of restoration work, visitors will be able to view historic photographs and take in the ambience of the building with its cells, exercise yard and police offices.
Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Rob Johnson said the project was one of 84 that had received funding under the State Government’s 2001 Community Centenary Project.
They bring to 179 the number of Western Australian communities thus far who have been successfully funded to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Federation in 2001.
The round four grants, totalling $1.2 million, form part of the $3.5 million committed by the State Government for community-based projects.
“All of these projects are community initiatives which strive to improve community life and form enduring reminders of the Centenary of Federation, and as such are fully deserving of our support,” Mr Johnson said.
Both regional and metropolitan communities were well represented in the fourth funding round, covering the State from Derby in the north, Walpole in the south and Kalgoorlie/Boulder in the east.
Other local Centenary projects included $7,813 for the construction of a stone wall and gazebo at Northampton and $10,000 for the Wonthella Progress Association to develop a central community park with playground equipment, shade structures and landscaping.
A fifth and final round of grants totalling $1 million has opened and applications will be received until June 16.
For more information about the WA 2001: Community Centenary Project, write to the Centenary of Federation State Committee at the Constitutional Centre of WA, Havelock St, West Perth, 6872 or phone 1800 653 357.
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