A new future for Strahan's Bond Store

Adam Brooks, Liberal Member for Braddon

The Hodgman Liberal Government will give Strahan’s Bond Store a second lease on life with a $300,000 restoration project followed by an EOI process for a tourism or community development.

Investors have approached the Parks and Wildlife Service about leasing the currently unused late-1800s warehouse and creating a new experience or attraction for locals and visitors alike.

The Hodgman Liberal Government has already completed significant conservation and renovation works with further work scheduled.

This Expression of Interest provides the opportunity to utilise the Bond Store for a variety of uses, provided they are consistent with enhancing the cultural heritage significance of the site.

The Bond Store has played many important roles in the Strahan community since its construction in 1900. It was used as the town’s Drill Hall during World War I and was later used as a community hall from the 1960s.

It has the potential to be reinvigorated and regain its status as a significant part of the Strahan community and support more jobs in regional Tasmania.

Submissions must be lodged no later than 9am, Friday 5 October, 2018.

Further information is available at www.parks.tas.gov.au

24 August 2018