“Beverley defines community pride. They have taken every facet of their history and turned it into a learning opportunity for visitors and the younger generations in town. They have one of the best collection of farming equipment in the country. Thanks to the people of Beverley for a fantastic visit”
Continuing on from the visit on the Friday 24th July 2020, the Governor was back in the Shire of Beverley to see the towns progress over this COVID-19 period.
A discussion over lunch at the Beverley Hotel with Wheatbelt Development Commission CEO, Rob Cossart on how Beverley and the rest of the Wheatbelt region have been performing.
Stephen Gollen, CEO and Cr Don Davies, President, Shire of Beverley met the Governor at the Visitors Centre, located in the new Cornerstone building. Inside contains a wonderful interactive display complete with a 1:5 scale model, exact replica of the silver centenary plane. There are also new business that have opened up in the available office space and a creche for families in the area.
Stopped in to see the Station Gallery and Platform Theatre. This multi-purpose cultural precinct was built in 1886 in a Victorian Tudor style and restored in 2006. It now houses the Shire of Beverley art collection and hosts musical and theatrical events on the amphitheatre and stage. This is still and active railway as trains regularly pass through.
The Avondale Agricultural Machinery Museum through there extensive collection tells the story of the development of farming in WA. Many of the machines have been restored to operating condition by the museum volunteers. On any given day you may be able to see a machine in action.
No visit would be complete without meeting the resident Clydesdale horses, Robbie and Comet who were very happy to see the Governor.