tourism | October 28, 2022
Community secures funding for state-of-the-art project
Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has congratulated the WAMA Foundation for securing $6.75 million in state government funding to develop Australia's first art and environmental precinct in the foothills of the Grampians.
The precinct between Halls Gap and Pomonal will feature a world-class gallery showcasing art inspired by the natural environment, as well as a shop, cafe and conference centre.
Ms Kealy, who has supported the foundation with its efforts to secure funding, said the project was an incredibly exciting development for the region.
"This is a fantastic win for the WAMA team and the local community who have worked tirelessly over many years to make their vision a reality," she said.
"The centre is scheduled to be completed by mid-2024, and is predicted to attract 25,000 visitors in its first year alone.
"The opportunities and benefits that this transformational project will bring to our region’s economy and tourism sectors are enormous, and I look forward to following the progress as this amazing facility comes to life."
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