THERE is a wealth of the city’s tram and military treasures hidden from public view in storage.
Ballarat Tramway Museum and the Ballarat RSL sub-branch have a plan to combine artifacts and photos for a bumper interpretive centre by Lake Wendouree.
The joint venture is put forward for consideration in City of Ballarat’s new Lake Wendouree Master Plan.
BTM vice-president Paul Mong said trams were already a district tourist attraction by the lake and expanded museum space would enhance the all-weather destination. Mr Mong said trams history formed a good fit with military history, in a precinct with Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Australian Ex-Prisoner of War Memorial and close to the Arch of Victory.
Plans include an open multi-purpose community event space and cafe.