Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson announced today a grant of $5,000 for new signage for the Australian Railway Monument and Rail Journeys Museum at Werris Creek.

Mr Anderson said feedback from a group of Werris Creek locals he meets with regularly had indicated the need for signage on Railway Parade, the town’s main street.

“They were telling me new signage was vital to capture more of the passing traffic. 

“This museum is a national treasure. Werris Creek is the first and last railway town in NSW and is located on a major railway junction with lines to the north through Tamworth and north-west through Gunnedah and beyond. 

“It’s the third largest railway station in NSW and the museum brings the town’s rail heritage back to life.

“The Museum is also part of a monument to the railway men and women who lost their lives in railway accidents since 1850. 

“This is such a unique and significant part of our history as the nation’s agricultural and primary industries expanded into the western reaches of the state.

“I want to see this key tourist destination grow in profile even more and signs at the southern and northern entrance of the town as well as on the main street near the museum will help meet this goal

“This new signage will allow the Museum committee to keep on track with their goal to spread the word about this exhibit that could attract visitors from right across the country.

“I will continue to work hard to make sure a community like Werris Creek has every chance to improve its visitor numbers to such a wonderful exhibit.

“The funding is to be delivered through the office of the Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall and I want to thank Adam for his support and recognition of the worth of the Werris Creek Museum,” Mr Anderson concluded.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson with Australian Railway Monument volunteers Robyn Southan, Cath Stockee and ARM President Chris Holley.

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