Member for Parkes Mark Coulton visited Gulgong on Friday, December 19, to view progress on the Gulgong Holtermann Museum project.
The museum will be housed in The Greatest Wonder of the World and The American Tobacco Warehouse and will display historical photographs from the Holtermann Collection.
Mr Parkes congratulated the committee on purchasing and securing the buildings, and was impressed by the level of support from Mid-Western Regional Council.
He pledged support for funding applications and invited the committee to keep working with him as he is keen to help smaller communities go forward and he highlighted that the way the Gulgong community has already commenced to support the Holtermann project is very worthy and encourages government to get behind these projects for the good of all.
Chairman Chris Pearson said that thanks to the efforts of heritage architect Barbara Hickson, a development application will soon be lodged for stage one works and the project will get underway.
“We are pleased to announce a public launch and information evening will be held in Gulgong's Prince of Wales Opera House on Thursday, January 22, 2015, after a tour of the buildings,” Mr Pearson said.
“This is a major step for our committee as we launch the embryo of this community project to the region and our many supporters will be able to see the plans and goals for these unique main street buildings and educational facility.”
Mr Pearson reminded those seeking more information or those who would like to help, to visit:wwwgulgongholtermannmuseum.com or Gulgong Holtermann Museum on Facebook or to talk to any member of the committee.