Carnarvon Heritage Precinct One Mile Jetty Interpretive Centre
Project Status: Completed
Visitors to Carnarvon can now explore the fascinating history of the iconic One Mile Jetty at the Carnarvon Heritage Precinct One Mile Jetty Interpretive Centre thanks to a $2.709 million Royalties for Regions investment comprising $900,000 through the Gascoyne Revitalisation Plan and $1.759 million through the Gascoyne Development Commission's Regional Grants Scheme. Funding for the project, totalling $3.861 million, was also provided by the Shire of Carnarvon and Commonwealth Government.
Constructed in 1897, the One Mile Jetty has been integral to the cultural identity of Carnarvon and played a significant role in the economic development of the Gascoyne region. A train, running the length of the jetty adds to the attractiveness of One
Mile Jetty to tourists.
The Interpretive Centre, which was purpose built to house many priceless museum artefacts and photographs of Carnarvon from the beginning of the 20th century and provides:
- Interpretation spaces
- Museum work and storage areas
- Merchandise area
- Service yard
- Café/ Restaurant
- Public amenities.
A further $100,000 for operational support is being provided by the Gascoyne Revitalisation Plan to assist with the running of the interpretive centre. The funding will facilitate the centre on its path to being a viable and sustainable operation.