Busselton Jetty Railway House
BJECA, in conjunction with the City of Busselton, proposes tobuild a purpose built building - Railway House. It is intended that Railway House will incorporate a world-class culturalheritage exhibition and marine discovery centre. It is envisaged this initiative will be an attraction to the local community and visitors whilst providing added vibrancy, culture, information and excitement to the Busselton Jetty Foreshore. Railway House will accommodate operational facilities from both
the Interpretive Centre and existing train shed. The Ballaraat Steam Locomotive will also be relocated into this new community facility. The building will be designed using sound environmentally sustainable principles in accordance with the City of Busselton’s Foreshore Master Plan Design Guidelines.
Jetty Train New train designed
The current train and carriages are over 30 years old. It is prudent to plan for its replacement within the next 3 years. A new train will remedy the constraints of the current design in terms of operational issues and provide improved passenger and driver comfort. The project will provide opportunities to assess incorporation
of improved wheelchair access and new communication and operational technology.
Railway House will include:
• A new marine discovery facility including a touch pool;
• A theatre and cultural heritage exhibition area for education and display purposes;
• Overnight stabling of the train and carriages, train maintenance equipment and retail storage.
• Relocation of administrative offices from the Interpretive Centre, and provision of a small meeting room;
• Relocation and expansion of the cultural heritage exhibition from the Interpretive Centre;
• Relocation ofthe oldest remaining Australian built steam locomotive, the historic 1871 Ballarat Steam Locomotive, from Busselton’s Victoria Park. This will provide a greater level of security and weather protection for this community asset."