Claremont Goods Shed receives $133,000 Lotterywest grant from Premier Colin Barnett


Premier Colin Barnett, Lynda Dorrington – Executive Director of FORM and Frank Marra, CEO LandCorp at The Goods Shed in Claremont.
Premier Colin Barnett, Lynda Dorrington – Executive Director of FORM and Frank Marra, CEO LandCorp at The Goods Shed in Claremont.

LOTTERYWEST has contributed $133,000 towards the historic Claremont Goods Shed.

The Goods Shed, which is one of Perth’s oldest buildings, will be transformed into an arts and cultural centre for exhibitions and workshops.

Premier Colin Barnett presented the cheque to Form executive director Lynda Dorrington last week for landscaping and green open space around the development.

Mr Barnett said it was good to see heritage buildings being retained in Perth.

“The heritage outcome is good for Claremont,” he said.

“It will be a great exhibition space and great to see a heritage building used this way.”

Ms Dorrington said the money would be used to create a green public space accessible from the train station and from Shenton Road, linking the Claremont on the Park precinct with the town centre.

“To the west a ‘front garden’ is planned. The landscaping has been made possible through the generous support of Lotterywest and Environmental Industries,” she said.

“People can walk from the neighbouring car park and public space through to the enclosed garden space, past the coffee window.

“It is hopes that The Goods Shed programming can attract more visitors and creative practitioner to the area, who can take advantage of the local retail and hospitality offer.”

The Goods Shed will open on August 4.