Works Commence at Peterborough

On Monday 6 December, the Silver to Sea Way team welcomed Rowan Ramsey MP, Federal Member for Grey, to Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre.

Mr Ramsey was a guest speaker at the Silver to Sea Way Works Commencement Event, which was held to celebrate the start of regeneration works at the Peterborough Roundhouse.

At almost 100 years old, the Peterborough Roundhouse has stood the test of time. However, to ensure that it can last another century, McMahon Services will be spending the following months working to preserve its physical structure. Asbestos will be removed from the site, the Roundhouse and Rear Shed will be reroofed, and several timber beams and columns will be replaced.

Guests at the Silver to Sea Way Works Commencement Event were welcomed to Ngadjuri country by Quenten Agius, Chair of the Ngadjuri Nation Aboriginal Corporation. Other speakers included Mayor Ruth Whittle OAM and Dr Darren Peacock, CEO of the National Trust of South Australia, who each provided guests with a background to the Silver to Sea Way project, introduced the many benefits that the project will bring to the region, and encouraged guests to think about how both the railway and Roundhouse have long been features of great importance to Peterborough.

Culminating with refreshments provided by The Tinsmith’s Cottage, Peterborough, and a site tour led by Peter Fosdike, the Works Commencement Event marked the start of an exciting new stage in the Silver to Sea Way project.

Pictured (from left to right): Pat Kent, Quenten Agius, Rowan Ramsey MP