About Lake Grace Visitor Centre
The Lake Grace Visitor Centre services the Shire of Lake Grace which encompasses the towns of Lake Grace, Newdegate, Lake King and Varley.
The Lake Grace Stationmaster’s House, located on Stubbs Street in the centre of Lake Grace, was originally built in 1924 as a residence for the manager of the nearby Railway Station. Following the closure of the railway in 1987, the building fell into a state of disuse and disrepair. Western Australian Government Railways initiated transfer of ownership of the building to the Shire of Lake Grace in 2002, and the Lake Grace Development Association formed plans to convert the building into a Visitors Information Centre.
The Stationmaster’s House Action Group volunteers actively restored the building and grounds over the next few years. In 2004, Lake Grace Development Association opened the building as the Lake Grace Visitors Information Centre. This project would not have been possible without the funding provided by Lottery West, who contributed $6,500 toward the Conservation Plan and $19,500 for restoration and renovation works.
The Wheatbelt Area Consultative Committee, through the Town Centre Project, also funded $7,500 for restoration works and provided funds for a feasibility study.
Today the Visitor Centre is a hub of activity, open 5 days a week from 9.30am – 4.30pm with locals and visitors both utilising the centre to information, events and just as a fantastic setting for lunch!
The Lake Grace Visitor Centre is run by a volunteer committee (Lake Grace Visitor Centre Inc. Committee) who meet monthly and drive tourism within the Shire of Lake Grace. The Centre is manned by the Lake Grace Visitor Centre Coordinator, who is part of the Shire of Lake Grace team, and who takes care of the day to day running of the Centre, and works alongside our Visitor Centre volunteers to deliver an outstanding service to our visitors.
Make sure you take the time to call in and see us and say “hello” on your travels – we would love to help you plan your visit!