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Stanwell Digs Deep For Heritage House

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Tarong Power Stations site manager Greg McIntyre with Stanwell Executive General Manager (Business Services) Jenny Gregg at Heritage House on Monday

May 14, 2018

Heritage House in Yarraman threw a special celebration on Monday morning to thank Stanwell for their help in giving the historic building a new lease on life.

Stanwell, via its Tarong Community Partnership Fund, donated the money to allow the large wooden building to receive a fresh coat of paint.

A grant from the corporation in 2016 allowed the front facade of the building to be painted.

The Yarraman Historical Society then began looking around for sources of funding to get the rest of the building re-coated.

When nothing was forthcoming, Stanwell stepped in again to help and the result has been a complete transformation of the former Catholic convent

”The Tarong Community Partnership Fund gave us the money to paint our poor, dilapidated old building – and the guttering came with it, which was very good!” Historical Society president Helene Johnson told guests at the brunch.

She said the result had been greeted with “so much positivity from everybody” who visited the building.

“It’s so fantastic and we really appreciate it.”

Stanwell Executive General Manager (Business Services) Jenny Gregg said it was only fitting that the outside of the building now matched “the beauty of what is going on inside”.

She said Heritage House was the heart and soul of the Yarraman community.

“It’s all so much more than a coat of paint.”

Heritage House contains the Historical Society’s records, a large museum, the studios for community radio station Wild Horse FM 99.7, and is a valuable meeting place for community groups.

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Yarraman Historical Society president Helene Johnson and Terry Reid, from the Yarraman Progress Association

A ”thank you Stanwell” cake baked especially for the morning tea / barbecue

The freshly painted sides of Heritage House are now worth photographing!

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Then

How Heritage House in Yarraman looked a few years ago … 

Now

… and how it looks in May 2018!


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