Murchison and District Historical Society members were thrilled to be recognised on Australia Day with Organisation of the Year Award. The award was announced at the well-attended Australia Day ceremony staged around the local Swimming Pool which is a great venue for the occasion.
The Organisation of the Year Award reflected the consistent effort and dedication towards a goal instigated some five years before, to extend and revamp the front of the Heritage Centre.
The building is leased from City of Greater Shepparton and so the Executive Committee worked with helpful Council Staff to shape what was required to make a more user friendly building. This has meant an improved entrance and foyer area, provision of all abilities access and toilet, and also a room large enough for small functions and meetings. We are finding the whole area works well and allows the visitor to have a more meaningful experience.
This Australia Day Award is well deserved for a great team of willing workers keen to see another useful community asset available for the residents of Murchison town and district. The Heritage Centre now provides an improved space for the promotion of our amazing local history.