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.