THE Point Peron Rehabilitation Committees first draft sketches for a proposed coastal defence museum at the Point Peron Gun Battery have been unveiled.
South Metropolitan Region MLC Phil Edman said he was pleased with the proposal and he looked forward to the important site receiving the infrastructure upgrades that it desperately needed.
“To ensure the sustainability of this restoration project we need an interpretive centre to tell the story behind these structures and a commercial entity where people can enjoy the beautiful Point Peron area,” he said.
“The proposed site for the museum is where the old Army Camp was based and where the soldiers who operated the battery during the Second World War lived.”
Following the war, the Point Peron Army Camp was used as a recreational camp for youth but was torn down in the 1980s because it contained asbestos.
The museum concept includes two buildings with a covered link and features a small cafe to the eastern side with a deck and views to Garden Island.
It also features a museum space to the western side with expansive views to Garden Island.
The design was inspired by the defence structures and coastal environment that make Point Peron unique.
“This space will be used to educate people on the fight to protect Australia that happened on our own soils during the Second World War,” Mr Edman said.
“It will become home for the vast collection of memorabilia that is currently on display at the WA Museum.”
The artist impressions have been completed by Mike Edwards Architects through the support of committee member, Cedar Woods Properties Limited.
The Point Peron Rehabilitation Committee will continue to work towards making the site a place that can be enjoyed for generations to come.