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n order to facilitate the future heritage
interpretation and use of the Old Mill/Hay
Store Museum, it was necessary to create
a containment area that allows for the
bakery’s storage and delivery access. The highly
visible area was also in dire need of a makeover to
improve aesthetics and functionality.
An additional core benefit was the much
needed improvement to the heritage interpretation
of the Old Mill/Hay Store building, in accordance
with plans to explore and showcase Rottnest
Island’s agricultural past.
The existing Moreton Bay Fig Tree within
the site is on the significant tree register,
and the utmost importance was placed on
ensuring the retention of the tree through the
design and construction process. Recycled
jarrah was custom-milled for the project, with
carpentry featuring heavily in this design. Working
harmoniously within the natural environment, it’s
also a practical option for screening the bakery’s
storage area. Bench seating built into the decking
creates a shady spot to rest; one of the benches
is fitted with a custom interpretive panel to pay
homage to the precinct’s agricultural heritage.
The completed remedial works have transformed
a previously unwelcoming, unsightly service space
into an aesthetic complement to the heritage
of the surrounding buildings, while enabling
interpretation and securing a service facility.
Bakery Lane, Rottnest Island
This favourite tourist precinct on Rottnest Island has undergone simple
yet functional remedial works, with a focus on the area’s heritage.
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