MILANG RESTORATION RESCUE - LAKESIDE BUTTER FACTORY

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Community restoration and redevelopment of Milang Lakeside Butter Factory

FUNDED PROJECT

107 votes received

Project details

Suggested by Karyn

Sponsored by MIlang and District Community Association Inc

Budget

$150,000.00

This project is about preserving our heritage and cultural identity, its about jobs and community, its about making our town a great place to live, work and visit. Milang has lost many of its heritage buildings over the years and our community is committed to rescuing this iconic heritage listed Butter Factory c 1890. OUR MISSION: To restore this icon factory and manager's cottage to its former glory. OUR VISION: To redevelop the Lakeside Butter Factory into a community arts, heritage and cultural precinct that will provide opportunities for local training, jobs and social enterprise development.

FUNDED PROJECT

107 votes received

Project details

Suggested by Karyn

Sponsored by MIlang and District Community Association Inc

Budget

$150,000.00

Comments

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Rhys Bradford

17 Nov 2017

I spent every day in milang up untill i was 17 and even now at 31 half my family still live here. The butter factory growing up filled me and my friends with a a sense of mystery and excitement. We went to school next to it, rode past it on weekends even explored tods hill for the tunnel exit hoping to find the secret way in, never did mind you. Now as a "grown up" i would love to see this this building restored and put to good use. Going by past projects here in Milang the community is well and truly ready to handle such a project and restore this iconic building back to its former glory.
Cheers
Rhys Bradford

Dominic Molyneux

15 Nov 2017

ditto others comments.... a valued asset worth preserving and re-using for the benefit of all South Australians

Chris Bagley

15 Nov 2017

This iconic site overlooks Lake Alexandrina, heart of the Murray-Darling estuary and key to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, a world-first attempt to establish sustainable use of a major river system. Tourists will be reminded of Milang's settlement as a bustling river port in the nineteenth century on a site significant to the indigenous Ngarrindjeri nation and offered fresh produce - potentially including artisan butter produced on site with traditional methods - from Fleurieu Peninsula.
The project will present a unique sightseeing experience for interstate and overseas visitors to the new Tailem Bend Motorsport Park.

Josie Lord

29 Oct 2017

Would love to see this happen and perhaps connect Milang with the Cheese Factory Museum on the shores of Lake Albert, Meningie, possibility of crossing the lakes in Paddleboats or other water craft. Benefit both museums, both towns, include lighthouse at Port Malcolm.

Project Owner

Karyn Bradford > Josie Lord

18 Nov 2017

Thanks Josie, How good would that be to reconnect the two communities. Not that there was much good to say about the drought but I do think it was helpful in reminding the lakes communities about their heritage and developed our capacity to work together re local challenges.

Gerry Thompson

22 Oct 2017

Opportunities like this rarely happen, and if allowed to pass, will be lost forever. This is an important link to Milang's rich heritage. It will help establish Milang as a tourist destination of choice, as well as provide a focus for social enterprises.

Kathy Smith

20 Oct 2017

I think this is going to be great for the community and bring more tourists to Milang. Being a artist I am looking forward to this development

Mike Linscott

19 Oct 2017

The Milang Lakeside Butter Factory has been part of Milang for over one hundred years. It marks the history of the district and was an essential part of the development of South Australia. The building is in remarkably good condition for its age. Restoration will provide a focus for a number community activities and business. It will be a great attraction and bring more people into the area exploring the wine district and the amenities the area has to offer. It will also act as a landmark for the early development of the river-land trade along the Murray River.