NEW LIFT FOR AUSTRLALIAN RAILWAY MONUMENT AND RAIL JOURNEYS MUSEUM
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson yesterday visited the Australian Railway Monument and Rail Journeys Museum to officially open a new lift that has been installed.
Mr Anderson said the Australian Rail Monument is a tribute to the railway men and women who lost their lives in course of duty whilst working for the railways.
“It’s wonderful to see that this project was made possible through the assistance of the NSW Government, Liverpool Plains Shire Council and Whitehaven Coal.
“It is important to support organisations such as the Australian Railway Monument and Rail Journeys Museum as it ensures that the history of the railways can be maintained for generations to come,” Mr Anderson said.
Australian Railway Monument and Rail Journeys Museum President Chris Holley said the recently installed lift is a great boost to the Museum.
“Now, disabled people and the elderly will be able to get to the second floor of the Museum which they have not been able to do so in the past,” Mr Holley said.
Mr Anderson said that by improving the facilities at the Museum it will benefit both the Werris Creek and wider community.
“By making the Museum more accessible it will attract more visitors and will in turn boost the local economy and assists in building a better region.
“I congratulate all of the volunteers who are involved in keeping the history of the railways and the Museum going,” Mr Anderson concluded.