Beverley Cornerstone Centre officially opened.

March 27, 2019 at 4:22 PM

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The Beverley Cornerstone Centre was officially opened on 28 February. The Centre is an impressive multi-purpose, multi-user facility that includes the Beverley Community Resource Centre; visitor services and museum displays; crèche; library; and new office tenancies to support the small business sector.

The office spaces have allowed several new businesses to set up in Beverley including a chiropractor, IT specialists and an agribusiness consultant. The art deco architecture style of the Beverley Town Hall has been mirrored in the design of the building. 

Dee Ridgeway, Shire President, welcomed attendees from across the Avon and dignitaries Hon Christian Porter MP, Member for Pearce; Hon Mia Davies MLA, Member for Central Wheatbelt; Hon Colin de Grussa MLC, Member for the Agricultural Region; and Hon Laurie Graham MLC, Member for the Agricultural Region. 

After the official opening, the Centre was opened up for the public to tour and enjoy morning tea. A highlight of the morning was a fly over by the restored Silver Centenary biplane, along with a couple of other classic planes. The Silver Centenary biplane was built in Beverley by local Selby Ford in the 1920s and is admired within the aviation and local community. The Visitor Centre has an impressive small-scale replica of the Silver Centenary, along with other modern interactive displays. 

Funding for the $4 million project included Royalties for Regions Wheatbelt Regional Grants Scheme ($195,000), CRC capital funding, Lotterywest, Building Better Regions Fund and the Shire of Beverley.

For more, see the article in the Avon Valley and Wheatbelt Advocate.

 

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