David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Boosting visitors at the Australian Workers Heritage Centre

June 29, 2021

Getting more visitors through the door is the main aim for the Tree of Knowledge Development Committee, which received $8927 to install a gas line to the kitchen at the Australian Workers Heritage Centre, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said today.

“This is great news for the Barcaldine community and the Australian Workers Heritage Centre which is celebrating 30 years in 2021,” Mr Littleproud said.

“With this funding a new gas line will be installed in the kitchen of the Australian Workers Heritage Centre, as well the laying of a gas tank storage pad.

“The Australian Workers Heritage Centre is one of Barcaldine’s many tourist destinations and attractions, so these upgrades will help to boost the local economy and get tourist dollars flowing.

“Additionally the Centre is soon to announce that all residents in the Barcaldine Regional Council boundary will be permitted free entry to the Centre during opening hours, which will encourage and support attendance of the centre and contribute to grow a vibrant community.

“I’m a firm believer in bringing people together and improving community services across Maranoa because it has a positive flow-on effect on our quality of life and how we support each other – making improvements to the Australian Workers heritage Museum reflects this.

“Regional communities are the heart of this country and I want to make sure that small capital projects are funded and the community gets exactly what it needs.”

Round 6 of the Stronger Communities Programme has seen $150,000 in Federal Government funding made available to Maranoa community groups. 14 projects were funded in this round.

Project grants range from $2500 to $20,000 to help bolster rural communities.