New welcome in store at Old Farm

Historic farm house

Western Australia’s oldest settler’s farm will show a new face to visitors by the end of 2020. The Old Farm Strawberry Hill was allocated $191,964 of State Government funding through the GSDC in the first round of Regional Economic Development grants, supporting improvements to visitor accessibility and facilities at the site.

Works will include a new visitor orientation hub, which will be the focus for ticketing, merchandise and site information. Designed by Denmark’s PTX Architects, the hub will also be able to accommodate group meetings, talks and small events. Its design references Aboriginal dwellings and the 19th century Wardian case, a wood and glass container used to transport live plants.

Other works at the site include external decking and walkways, a new disabled car bay and a new kitchenette in the existing workers’ quarters.

A call for tenders was recently announced by the National Trust of Western Australia, which manages the Old Farm. Tenders close at the end of January.

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