January 22, 2018
Yarraman’s Heritage House will be getting a second facelift soon, thanks to a grant from Stanwell Corporation.
Two years ago the front of the former Sacred Heart Convent was completely repainted thanks to Stanwell, but the sides and rear of the building were not.
The result made such a dramatic difference to the building’s street appearance that it prompted Stanwell to provide an extra $35,000 grant to complete the painting work.
Heritage House is the home of the Yarraman Historical Society and community radio station Wild Horse FM 99.7.
It also serves as Yarraman’s Visitor Information Centre, and provides meeting facilities for other community groups.
Yarraman Historical Society President Helene Johnson said she was “over the moon” about the grant, and looking forward to the project’s completion.
“We have engaged Peter McDonald from McDonald House Painting in Nanango to do the work,” Helene said.
“Peter was the man who repainted the front of the building, and he did such a good job we’ve asked him to do all the rest.”
Helene said the building had needed repainting for decades, but its enormous size meant the cost of the work was prohibitive for a small non-profit group.
Work is expected to start on February 5, and the Historical Society hope to hold a community celebration when the project is complete.