Port Pirie Site Visit

Recently, the Silver to Sea Way team visited the former Railway Station on Ellen Street, Port Pirie.

The purpose of this visit was to familiarise ourselves better with the three buildings onsite: the Railway Station, Customs House, and Watchhouse.

Regeneration works will soon begin at the Ellen Street site. Over the coming months, a range of contractors will be employed by the project to assist with, amongst other tasks, moisture mapping, re-rendering, timber repairs, stone replacements and repointing of the stone walls, pigeon proofing and re-laying the courtyard pavers. 

The ‘Port Pirie’ shunting engine will also be moved further away from the Customs House building, as its weight (thought to be between 30 and 40 tonnes) has caused considerable damage to the building’s street-facing wall.

The Silver to Sea Way team thank the members of the Port Pirie National Trust Branch who joined us for lunch and look forward to the upcoming works programme.