After the successful completion of stage one Heritage work at Mary Kathleen, Ballara Mining Heritage Trail Committee (BMHTC) concreted in twelve new posts and assembled a shade shelter as part of stage two.
Secretary of the Ballara Mining Committee Mark Van Ryt said the posts will hold tourist directional signage explaining the way to the mine or town square, for instance.
“Gary Baker, the project leader gathered and organised the materials, he also fabricated the shade shelter in his shed,” Mr Van Ryt said.
The shade shelter was assembled on site in the town square and features two large colour panels with photos and a historical story relating to Mary Kathleen.
The history panel will acknowledge the different aspects of town life at Mary Kathleen and also an environmental feature relating to the Uranium mine.
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Mr Van Ryt said the job was completed to a very high standard using quality materials designed to last.
“In fact the materials and colour scheme is no different than any main roads department tourism signage.”
“The panels are well illustrated in pictures, aerial photos and short stories about the township and mine,” he said.
The Ballara Mining Committee are in the process of lobbying local and state government for funding for the future of the planned stage three.