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Burketown Visitor Centre

The Burketown Visitor Centre renovation was a project FAF Developments was proud to be involved with. This historic building was first constructed in 1887 and served as the town’s combined Post and Telegraph Office.

It’s located on the corner of Musgrave and Burke Streets and is today managed by the Gangalidda Garawa Services Pty Ltd, as a Visitor Centre. The interior of the building has been transformed to create a tourist and visitor information hub for the town and Gulf community. It also contains information regarding the Morning Glory cloud formation that sweeps across Burketown each year.

While the building itself is structurally sound, its roof needed a renovation and the owners wanted to add a disabled ramp, making it accessible for visitors of all ages and abilities.

The existing roof was in quite poor condition. FAF Developments removed the existing sheets, capping and cornices, replacing them all with new galvanized roof sheets. This was a straight forward process, but made a big difference to the building.

The second stage of works was the construction, addition and integration of a new disabled ramp, into the existing building façade.

It was important for the new build to harmonise and complement the building’s existing deck and appearance. This was achieved through choice of design style, materials and colours.

Paul Frier, builder / manager at FAF Developments, said the scope of this Burketown renovation project was small, but the difference at the end was large.

“By adding a new roof and working on the deck and disabled ramp, we completely refreshed the appearance of the Burketown Visitor Centre. This historic building looks wonderful and is the perfect place to welcome visitors to the region.”

FAF Developments is experienced at completing remote building projects, at assorted locations across the Gulf of Carpentaria. We contract to public and private organisations and individuals. For more information in regard to our Burketown building services, please contact Paul Frier on 0421 008 753 or email info@fafdevelopments.com.au

ProjectBurketown Visitor Centre
ClientQLD Government: Building & Asset Services
TypeRoof Renovation & Disabled Ramp