With only a few weeks left until Pinjarra holds their annual festival, the town’s heritage hub, Edenvale Homestead, recently celebrated a milestone after the Shire of Murray unveiled the renovated facade of the iconic tearooms.
Edenvale Homestead stakeholders gathered at the site to celebrate the official unveiling and mark the conclusion of renovation works, which saw the complete replacement of the verandah on the eastern elevation.
The project, a joint venture between the Shire of Murray, Alcoa and Lotterywest, tried to preserve and repurpose as much timber as possible from the original structure.
Murray Shire president Maree Reid said given the historical and social significance of the building, the restoration of the verandah was a priority project for the Shire of Murray and greater Peel region.
“The precinct’s busy, central location makes it an ideal spot for the Heritage Tearooms and the Pinjarra Visitor Information Point as well as the annual Pinjarra Festival and a number of other events, functions and community activities throughout the year,” she said.
The heritage site, a popular tourist destination, attracts approximately 95,000 visitors each year.
It also accommodates for a number of community groups including the Murray Arts and Crafts Society, the Roger May Machinery Museum, the Pinjarra Patchwork and Quilters Club and the Murray Districts Historical Society.