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We wish to advise that due to the failure of major infrastructure equipment at the Tramway Heritage Centre, we have been forced to close the museum to the public for an indefinite period until the issue can be resolved.
On Friday 22nd September 2017, it was found that the 22,500 litre large steel water tank between the caretakers house and the Exhibition Goods Shed was empty and that there was a vast amount of water lying around the immediate area. This tank provides all the usable water around the site including the Visitor Reception area, toilets and Caretakers house. It also provides the overflow to supply the larger fire tank located nearby, which is a requirement by the Country Fire Authority.
Upon investigation from a plumber, it was discovered that the base of the 22,500 litre water tank was rusted. With the frequent change of weather recently from a mild winter and a wet spring escalated the situation. Piping around the site has been found not to be a problem. A new tank has been purchased, including removal of the existing tank, delivery and installation will result in the Society needing to pay nearly $4000. The Society will be able to pay this amount, however due to our limited funds will completely deplete our reserves.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!.
Our new tank has been installed and with the nice rain that we are having will help greatly in refilling the tank. The Tramway Heritage Centre will reopen to the public on Sunday 12th November at 11 am.
WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP!!!
The Society presently has limited financial resources -
We therefore make an URGENT appeal to you to give consideration to assist us financially by making a donation to the Society to overcome this crisis.
The Tramway Museum Society of Victoria has over 40 trams in its collection, with a majority of its trams held at the Society’s, Tramway Heritage Centre in Bylands, Victoria. We are very much in need of recruiting new members to assist in being able to allow us to preserve and operate Victoria’s Tramway Heritage for all to enjoy.
At this stage we are only accepting Cheque/Money order donations. Please address them to:
38 Piccadilly Crescent
Keysborough VIC 3173
Phone: (03) 9798 6035
All donations are tax deductible. The Tramway Museum Society of Victoria Incorporated
(A 1864 E) is a Registered Charity. (ABN) 12 739 015 600