$20k facelift for station

By Chris Thomson | posted on May 26, 2018

THE State heritage listed Kojonup railway station building will soon get a lick of paint to bring it back to its former glory.

Shire regulatory services manager Mort Wignall said the yellowish, timber building would be repainted in different colours – manor red, cream and white.

“We’ve engaged a contract painter who’s starting work very shortly to give the structure a bit of a facelift,” he said.

“The job is around 20-odd thousand dollars, so it’s a major sort of a paint job.

“It will preserve the fabric of those walls for years to come.”

The new colour combo is in line with the colour scheme used from the 1940s to 1980s when the station was most in use.

Mr Wignall said the colours had been endorsed by the State Heritage Council.

“The railway is still active in terms of the Kojonup tourist railway that operates the train that used to be at Perth Zoo that goes out through some of the reserves and outlying areas of the previous rail line here,” he said.

“That station is important because it’s been retained and occupied and used by the Kojonup Tourist Railway.

“So, it’s got a purpose for being there and it’s better than these buildings being locked up and unattended because they tend to deteriorate more.”