Hon Reece Whitby MLA

Hon Reece Whitby MLA

Minister for Environment; Climate Action

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    New WA heritage trail celebrates tiny town's history

    20/11/2022 12:00 PM
     
    • Heritage trail in South West town of Dardanup officially opens
    • Signage tells the stories of a dozen historic locations across the townsite
    • Partly funded by $30,000 McGowan Government election commitment

    The tiny town of Dardanup is celebrating its rich history with the opening of a new heritage trail, telling the fascinating stories of its first inhabitants.


    The trail covers 12 historic locations across the townsite. Further signage extends to the nearby areas of Waterloo, Ferguson and Wellington Mills.


    The Old State School, Dardanup Post Office and Thomas Little Memorial Hall are just some of the landmarks featured.


    Each sign displays a QR code linking to more details on the Dardanup Heritage Collective website.


    For more information about the trail, visit https://dardanupheritagecollective.org.au/


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Reece Whitby:


    "It's a pleasure to officially open the Dardanup Heritage Trail and learn the fascinating history of this tiny town.


    "The McGowan Government is committed to investing in the Collie-Preston region, helping diversify the local economy by delivering exciting attractions and experiences.


    "Dardanup is the gateway to the Ferguson Valley, and I encourage all visitors to soak up the history of this stunning area."


    Comments attributed to Heritage Minister David Templeman:


    "This is a fantastic initiative that tells the stories of Dardanup and helps locals and visitors understand their history.


    "I am delighted to see heritage being celebrated in this way."


    Comments attributed to Collie-Preston MLA Jodie Hanns:


    "I'm proud to support this worthwhile project which showcases the rich history of Dardanup and surrounding towns.


    "It's great to see the Dardanup Heritage Trail come together for both locals and tourists to enjoy, and I'd like to acknowledge the Dardanup Heritage Collective as well as the Shire of Dardanup for all their work to make it happen."


    Environment Minister's office - 6552 6300

    Heritage Minister's office - 6552 5400