Whiteman Park Motor Museum receives much needed funding


Donna Faragher presents the cheque to Kelvin Ferris at the Motor Museum in Whiteman Park.
Donna Faragher presents the cheque to Kelvin Ferris at the Motor Museum in Whiteman Park.

AFTER many years of hard work and frugal saving, the Motor Museum of WA has been successful in obtaining a $711,990 grant from Lotterywest.

The museum has needed a new building alongside its current headquarters at Whiteman Park to display more vehicles and other items of interest.

The 2000sqm building, in addition to display space, will also include an old-style garage, office and kitchen for volunteers, an education facility for school groups and a reference library.

Many of the permanent displays will be enhanced, including an RAC display of vehicles and memorabilia and the Governor’s Rolls-Royce.

Planning Minister Donna Faragher presented a cheque from Lotterywest to Motor Museum chairman Kelvin Ferris last Friday.