Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson


    Minister to officially open major Centenary project

    18/01/2001 10:00 AM

    The Town of Cambridge will launch its premier Centenary of Federation project - the Cambridge Federation Heritage Trail - on Australia Day.

    Works, Services; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Rob Johnson will officially open the trail at 11am.

    “The trail follows a walking-cycle path through the area and identifies significant heritage sites from pre-European times, early Statehood and Federation, right through to the present,” Mr Johnson said.

    “Pioneers who fostered development in the area and important historic locations will be identified and commemorated by permanent monuments.”

    Mr Johnson, who is also the State Minister responsible for the Centenary of Federation, said the Cambridge Federation celebrations and the Heritage Trail Project had been partly funded by a grant from the WA 2001 Community Centenary Project.

    Over 200 communities throughout Western Australia have shared $3.5 million committed by the State Government to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Federation. The Town of Cambridge secured $19,000 for the Heritage Trail project.

    “The WA 2001 Community Centenary Project has benefited a wide range of communities right across our vast State,”
    Mr Johnson said.

    “The projects, which have a total value of more than $18 million, will enhance the lives of all Western Australians, whether they live in remote communities like Gascoyne Junction, regional centres like Kalgoorlie or the heart of Perth itself.”

    The Town of Cambridge Australia Day celebrations kick off at the Perry Lakes picnic area, next to the YMCA Hockey Club, at 8am.

    Guards in period costume will fire volleys to celebrate 100 years of Federation and the trail will officially open at 11am.

    Media contacts:
    Fran Hodge (Minister’s office) 9215 4800
    Ken Parker (Project co-ordinator) 9382 3851