Rocky Hill & Waterworks driving visitation
Published on 08 June 2021
Rocky Hill War Memorial & Museum and the Goulburn Historic Waterworks are just two of the landmark locations in the region driving a significant increase in visitation.
Domestic tourism is on the increase due to COVID-19 and the restrictions on international travel, and this has come at the perfect time for the region, with recent investments in a number of tourist locations.
“As a Council we have been focused on projects that benefit our local residents but also attract people from other regions and international areas when borders are open” said Mayor Bob Kirk.
“The Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum is just one of those projects completed during this four year term, and we have seen visitation to the Tower and Museum more than double this financial year in comparison with 2017/18.
“Another example is our soon to be completed Performing Arts Centre, with an opening event being planned for February 2022. A busy calendar of amazing shows is sure to attract people from around NSW to our great City.”
Visitation for the Goulburn Historic Waterworks increased from 8,484 visitors in 2019/20 (including a 10 week closure due to COVID) to 18,061 in the 2020/21 year to the beginning of May. At Rocky Hill War Memorial & Museum visitation has more than doubled from 20,147 visitors in 2017/18 prior to the museum opening, to 42,212 through until the start of May in this financial year.
The current exhibition at the Museum is titled 'Objects of National Significance: When war trophies came to Goulburn'. This opening exhibition in our new state of the art museum building showcases sixteen objects of National Significance from the substantial CEW Bean WW1 war trophy collection.
Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum was completed in early 2020. The $2.5 million project was jointly funded by Goulburn Mulwaree Council and the Australian Government who gave $1.25 million through the Building Better Regions Fund.