Main Street Historic Walk – Site 67

Margaret River Roads Board/AMR Shire Hall and Offices

This was the town's second hall and was opened in 1936 where it serviced the then Roads Board (now Shire) in the front and a very large hall at the rear. This building provided the community with many entertainment options including balls, sporting group activities and picture shows (movies).

In 1968 the then Shire built new offices on land to the north of the hall. As the community grew these offices were becoming too small and the hall was demolished to make way for more office space. This led to a newer Cultural Centre been built at Gloucester Park in the 1983. Eventually the Shire decided also to move to Gloucester Park in 2011 and the site was sold to the present owners Woolworths, who built the complex know as The Village at Margs.



References

Reference map of Margaret River with site numbers

Margaret River Town 1894-1984 by Mavis Wise

Margaret River Stories by Guy Jennings, ISBN 9780646575346

A History of the Catholic Community of Margaret River District by Merilyn Hutton

Margaret River & District Historical Society photo collection

John Alferink from my recollections of the town after being in the area for over 68 years, John Alferink 2021