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Information Centre (WERIC)
Map Ref: D9
Location: 88 Hincks Avenue, Whyalla Norrie
Open: Monday to Thursday 10.00am
- 1.00pm. Also open at various times
throughout the year for special events and
open days - see local newspaper and TV for
Enquiries: phone/fax 8644 1992;
WERIC, a joint initiative of Whyalla
City Council and Housing SA, has been
operating since 2002. The Centre and the
adjourning private residence have been
renovated using products and equipment
that demonstrate and promote more
environmentally friendly ways of addressing
energy, water and waste issues in any
typical home or office situation.
At WERIC visitors are able to experience
first hand how eco-renovation can be
achieved and obtain relevant information
so they can make their own homes more
environmentally friendly. Whilst there take a
stroll through the community garden, talk
to the friendly volunteers and learn about
growing native plants and gardening the
organic & permaculture way. A monthly
market is held on the first Saturday of each
month where you can purchase seasonal
produce from the garden.
The Centre is also home to Advancing
Whyalla, one of the city's key volunteer
organisations who assist in the day to day
running of the facility.
Map Ref: F11 (5)
Location: Ekblom Street, off Nicolson
Avenue, behind Westland Shopping Centre
and adjacent the Whyalla Public Library.
Open: Weekdays 10am to 2pm, Sunday
2pm to 4pm. Closed Saturday.
Cost: Adult $4.00; Pensioner $3.00;
Child $1.00; Family (2 adults & 2 children)
$10.00. Group concessions.
Enquiries: 8645 3565 (caretaker),
fax 8644 1994, mobile 0417 861 705.
The museum is operated by the Whyalla
branch of the National Trust and is in the
centre of the city. The museum grounds
include the Gay Street cottage - built by
the BHP Company in 1914 for rental to
The property continued as a sheep station
for some 30 years until the homestead
was handed back to the Lands Department.
Attractions include a steam locomotive
which in 1902 hauled iron ore from Iron
Knob to Hummock Hill, the Nicolson and
Lions Engine Sheds which house more
than 60 stationary engines, the first
police "lock up," a blacksmith's display,
a telecommunications museum featuring
items from the Overland Telegraph
era of 1872 to modern day satellite
communications, and a collection of horse
drawn vehicles and agricultural implements
in "Barber's Barn". Enjoy the beauty
and serenity of the heritage rose garden
featuring the Women's Memorial Sculpture.
There is disabled access to the toilets and all
areas of the Museum.
Whyalla Foreshore & Marina
Map Ref: Inset I2 (5)
Facilities include a Foreshore Centre
with Beach Cafe, change rooms and toilets,
a lifesaving and rescue facility, extensive
lawns, free electric BBQs, beach volleyball
area and large popular playground area
Recent upgrades include refurbished paths
and walkways, landscaping and improved
beach access, whilst the linking of the
foreshore with Ada Ryan Gardens provides
an extended recreational area.
The beach offers swimming in relatively
shallow waters, and there is also a
swimming enclosure in the deeper waters of
the marina. A nearby fishing jetty is the ideal
place to catch tommy ruff, garfish, some
species of whiting, squid and blue swimmer
crabs. At low tide you can walk out to the
"blue line" in search of a feed of fresh crabs.
A marina launching fee applies at the
boat ramp, access is controlled by a
Other facilities include beach shelters, car
parks with disabled provisions, and public
toilets with showers next to the nearby
yacht club. Wheelchair access to the jetty is
available via a concrete path from the car
park to the jetty.
Did you know?
A monthly market is held on
the first Saturday of each
month where you can purchase
seasonal produce from
the WERIC garden.
ATTRACTIONS & TOURS
This is a great place
to visit to pick up some green
ideas for your home and garden
88 Hincks Avenue
ph/fax: (08) 8644 1992
Open Monday to Thursday
10.00am - 1.00pm
To visit the Centre outside of these times
please phone to make an appointment
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