Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee said a $10,000 grant through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme will assist with returning the Heritage listed Bath House at Kremer Park to its former glory.
Mr Gee said President Norman Richardson and the team from the Portland Men’s Shed will carry out the repairs and restoration work on the exterior of the building.
“I’m delighted that the Portland Men’s Shed has been awarded a $10,000 grant under Round Three of the Stronger Communities Programme,” Mr Gee said.
“The Bath House has a long history in the Portland area, originally built at the Springvale Colliery in the 1920’s before it was transferred to Kremer Park and used for the annual Portland Show.
“Unfortunately, it has fallen into disrepair in recent times. Once the Bath House is back to its former glory, it will give community, social and sporting groups a place to call home when holding meetings and events.”
Mr Gee added that works to be carried out include cleaning and removal of asbestos from the walls, clearing drainage channels, restoration of the interior and painting the exterior walls and roof.
The Federal Government committed $22.5 million to Round Three of the Stronger Communities Programme in the 2017 Budget.