The brand new Geraldton Visitor Centre has opened its doors for the first time today, located at 246 Marine Terrace in the Original Railway Building.
Beautifully and carefully restored by the City of Greater Geraldton, the rich history of the building is entwined in the new modern facility which is now open to the public.
In the coming weeks the historical display and interpretation information will be installed upstairs as well as a kiosk outside, and we can expect the restored Merry Go Round By The Sea to be fitted on the brand new decking next to the iconic Morton Bay Fig tree in the coming months.
Parking is available behind the Sail Inn and there are more parking bays closer to the Mid West Ports Authority. An official launch of the Visitor Centre will take place in January 2015.
The cost of the Visitor Centre restoration was around $2.13 million with the City providing $1.03 million, $1 million from the State Government as part of Royalties for Regions and an additional $100,000 coming from the Federal Government’s Regional Development Australia Fund as part of the overall allocation for the West End Revitalisation Project.