The latest stakeholder update can be viewed here.
The museum will showcase the heritage of energy (past, present and future) inclusive of the Western Australia World of Energy collection, through modern exhibitions, engaging displays and interactive building features. The museum will encompass educational and interpretative experiences sought by local, regional, national and international visitors alike. The café will replace the existing aged café in the park and the visitor servicing centre will be a new point of contact for visitors to the park, town and greater region.
The tender for construction has been awarded to Civilcon. Site works commenced on 29 October 2018 and will continue until late 2019 with an expected opening in December 2019. A sod turning ceremony was held on 5th November 2018.
The pad has been poured and some large pieces of the collection have been placed, the construction has continued around these pieces as they are too big to move in once the building is complete.
Framing is up and the roof is now on and the brickwork complete.
Internal fit out has commenced.
Exhibition graphics are being prepared and a consultant has been engaged for multi-media and interactive development.
Procurement has commenced for plinths and furniture.
- The construction and fit out of the South West Energy Experience (formerly the World of Energy collection);
- Roads, drainage and pathways;
- Landscaping, services, lighting and interpretation;
- Existing building refurbishment;
- Sound shell; and
- Conferencing facilities.