Shire of Murray seeks ideas to activate Pinjarra’s historic courthouse

The Pinjarra Court House in George Street was built in 1935.
The Pinjarra Court House in George Street was built in 1935.

COMMUNITY groups, arts and craft groups, business operators or individuals with an innovative and community centric idea to activate Pinjarra’s historic courthouse are asked to contact the Shire of Murray.

Chief executive Dean Unsworth said the Shire was ideally seeking an outcome that would activate the property and adjoining streetscape and make the inside of the building accessible to the public.

He said proponents would need to demonstrate the use of the building would be of social and cultural benefit to the community.

The overall lease area is 271sq m including an enclosed rear courtyard and amenities.

The courthouse is prominently located in the central part of the main street, George Street, opposite Pinjarra Junction Shopping Centre and close to the Murray River Square and foreshore.

Pinjarra is currently the focus of significant revitalisation efforts and will benefit over the next few years from substantial planned public investment in streetscapes, community buildings, public spaces and an improved river foreshore, all aimed at enhancing the popularity and attractiveness of the town.

Submissions close on July 27.

Further information is available from www.murray.wa.gov.au, Rod Peake on 9531 7730 or rodp@murray.wa.gov.au.

Interested parties are encouraged to discuss their proposal with the council before submission.

The property can be viewed by appointment.

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