The iconic Maryborough Railway Station is set to be given a new lease on life when the Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre and Central Goldfields Co-Working Space is officially opened to the public this week. An official opening will be held tomorrow, Wednesday 31 March from 3 to 5pm.
Central Goldfields Shire Mayor Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor said Council was excited to see one of the most historically significant local buildings be given a new lease on life. “The Maryborough Railway Station Activation Project is one of Council’s Priority Projects and was also identified as a key project in both the Economic Development and Tourism and Events Strategies. “The overall vision is to see the station building become a hub of activity that nurtures local small businesses and creative enterprises while providing a welcoming entry point to visitors to the Central Goldfields Shire. “We’re hopeful that with further funding, we can develop a long-term master plan that will enable this heritage building to once again become a hive of activity and drive added visitation.”
The project has been made possible thanks to $50,000 in funding from the State Government’s Stronger Regional Communities Program.
Council has also contributed $67,500 to the project and the Committee for Maryborough have made an in-kind contribution of $10,000 for mentoring of start-ups/small businesses by experienced business operators who are Committee for Maryborough members.