Signal Point Experience Centre

Art Gallery Goolwa


Hours: OPEN every Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 4pm. (closed Easter Friday, Easter Monday, Christmas day and Boxing day)



The Goolwa Wharf Precinct Signal Point building has received $980,000 grant funding from the Federal Government. Murray Darling Basin Economic Development Grant funding program (Round 3) to create a state-of-the-art Experience Centre.

This exciting project will include the design and internal fit-out of the Signal Point Gallery building and an interpretive story telling centre to enhance visitor experience. The Centre will showcase indigenous and colonial heritage, local produce and arts, and activate the building space.

The Signal Point building is an icon of the Goolwa Wharf Precinct and will be the centre piece for sharing history and significance of place, and act as a launch pad into the surrounding experiences on offer in the greater Alexandrina region. The fit-out will encapsulate and leverage the building and unique location overlooking the mighty Murray River, a river system that is symbolic and significant for the River Port Town of Goolwa for its social and economic wellbeing.

The refurbished building works will include display systems, joinery and the latest technology (screens, iPads, and headsets) to provide the physical environment to support future employment creation in the region, and in particular providing opportunities for local Ngarrindjeri-led businesses to be created.

The project will deliver progressive and functional facilities and unlock strong opportunities for economic growth and business expansion through increased public awareness of the areas rich history and opportunity for recreational visitation, and will capture and tell the rich stories surrounding the Goolwa Wharf precinct and its waters. The stories will be based on place, culture, economy and environment; and themed against a timeline stretching from deep time origins, linkages to Ngarrindjeri and their connection to place and water, through to colonisation and the role the wharf, wooden boats, steam and rail played in opening up Australia's first export trade opportunities.

This project will provide significant benefits to Goolwa and the wider communities, promoting the region as an ideal tourist destination and playing an integral role in the preservation of the region's cultural history. The internal fit out will complement and complete the Signal Point building works currently scheduled as part of the Goolwa Wharf Revitalisation project (co-funded by Council, State and Federal Government).

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The Wharf, Goolwa SA 5214, Australia