Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mayor spruiks Willow Court on TV news

Mayor Martyn Evans on WIN News.
AVAILABLE funds for conservation and restoration works at Willow Court were almost exhausted, WIN TV News reported tonight. Senior journalist Alison Costello visited the historic site at New Norfolk today for interviews with Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans and Willow Court project officer Brett Noble.

The bulletin highlighted the great progress that has been made over the last 18 months, following more than a decade of neglect. It reported that Councillor Evans had invited Premier Will Hodgman, Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt and other state and federal politicians to visit Willow Court next month to inspect the recent progress for themselves.

Earlier this month the federal minister visited Woolmers Estate near Launceston were he was informed of plans for a convict interpretation centre and encouraged the owners to apply quickly for "infrastructure maintenance money" from the Federal Government. Last week Mr Hunt visited Port Arthur Historic Site to honour the Federal Government's promise to contribute $1.5 million in addition to the State Government's $3 million for stabilisation works there.

WIN News reporter Alison Costello at Willow Court today.
Project manager Brett Noble on the WIN News tonight.
Work in progress at Willow Court today. Bronte House, in
the background, will be a visitor centre.
The courtyard area will soon have a luscious lawn.

1 comment:

  1. What a pit that this Mayor doesn't see fit to keep the local community informed about the historic site. I would prefer to see a progress report say every quarter from the project manager and widely advertised. By the way, the so-called newsletter by council is a joke, it's either got to be distribued to all ratepayers or given a miss as few even know of its existence.