Exciting developments are in motion as the Silver to Sea Way Project progresses towards its targeted completion by the end of 2023. Among the programs within this project is the meticulous restoration and regeneration of the Port Pirie Railway Station Precinct, a historical gem situation at the northern end of Ellen Street.
Currently in full swing, the conservation and revitalisation work on the Railway Station are showcasing dedicated efforts to restore its former glory. Fretted and damp stonework is being carefully replaced and conserved, while essential repairs are underway on the iconic metalwork roofing and metalwork-clad veranda.
These structures, particularly their facades, significantly contribute to the visual identity of Ellen Street. They serve as a testament to the era when Port Pirie gained recognition on both national and international fronts as a significant port. Notably, the Railway Station stands out with its unique architectural character, embodying innovation of its time.
Anticipate the refreshed appearances of the Railway Station and Customs House as they receive a new coat of paint, miraculously undoing the effects of years of fading and pealing. Furthermore, a captivating addition awaits—a new immersive experience within the Customs House, curated by our audio-visual experts, Illuminart. This innovative platform promises to vividly narrate stories, offering an unprecedented way to bring history to life
Stay tuned for further updates as we fast approach the finish line.
Words: James Guy, Regeneration Projects Officer