Are you interested in leasing the only remaining railway roundhouse in Western Australia - a unique heritage building central to the future of historic Collie? The National Trust is now calling for expressions of interest for this special opportunity.
The Collie Roundhouse is a post-World War Two early 1950s building constructed to house 14 steam locomotives. It remains intact complete with turntable pit and turntable. The substantial curtilage associated with the Roundhouse offers opportunities for tourism infrastructure and community use through the development of a precinct which connects to the town and its Visitor’s Centre.
The National Trust is chartered to protect and promote the heritage values of this important heritage place and recognises the optimal way to achieve this is through supporting a range of activities and uses at the site. The Roundhouse is ideally located at the western entrance to Collie and offers a range of opportunities to capitalise on its landmark status.
The National Trust is seeking expressions of interest from potential lessees to:
- find a sustainable and compatible new use for the Collie Roundhouse, Railway Reserve, Coalfields Highway, Collie
- maximise community benefit through activation of the place and capitalise on its landmark status
images courtesy Greg Davis