Display gets a makeover as heritage trail celebrates 15 years
June 6, 2014
The Working Life Heritage Trail display room at the Bunbury Visitor Centre has had a revamp and is now once again open to visitors wanting inspiration for mapping out a journey to some of the South West region’s most fascinating historical sites.
It was officially reopened today (June 6) by South West MLC Colin Holt in front of a crowd which included representatives from Working Life attractions round the region.
Offering a window into the South West’s past, Working Life suggests a self-drive route between 23 attractions which help to tell the story of how the region was shaped by its workers.
South West Development Commission chief executive officer Don Punch said the popular heritage trail was now in its 15th year of operation.
“We are pleased to see the trail is still going strong and evolving as more attractions are added,” he said.
“Following the trail is a terrific way for people to get to know the region and learn more about its fascinating history and rich culture.
“If you have an interest in heritage, we encourage you to visit the display at the Bunbury Visitor Centre to get a ‘taste’ of what the trail has to offer before picking up a brochure and heading off to explore.”
The Working Life trail was established in 1999 as a partnership between SWDC and the South West Working Life Association, which is made up of individual sites.
Attractions along the trail include Yarloop Workshops, Wellington Dam, Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park, Busselton Jetty and the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
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