President of the Marulan Region Chamber of Commerce, David Humphries, updated Goulburn Mulwaree Council in May re the Heritage and Sustainability Park (HASP) project.
A six hectare site in Marulan has been proposed for the HASP. The park will include an interpretative museum and four 'nodes' focused on the area's history: indigenous history, early settlement, agriculture and mining. There's also a fifth zone - 'camping on the Meridian,' focused on Meridian Park. The complex is to be located between the Hume Highway and George St on Council-donated land.
However the park is part of a greater heritage trail taking in Tallong, Marulan, Bungonia, Towrang and Goulburn.
A funding application has been made to the NSW government. Boral has taken a lead in supporting the project with Gunlake Quarries and Holcim also pledging their assistance.
Two University of Canberra Landscape Architecture students, Ben Gordon and Chris Norris drew up concept designs for the park over 15 months. One of these was selected.
The Chamber thanks our President, the quarries, Council and all other stakeholders who continue to work hard to make this dream into a reality.