The 21st birthday of the Yass Antique Farm Machinery Club has provided the backdrop for the official launch of the National Agricultural technology museum.
Nationals Senator for NSW Perin Davey, who attended the birthday celebrations in Yass, said the design phase – made possible thanks to $150,000 in funding from the NSW Nationals in the federal government – evaluated potential sites for the technology museum and involved the development of a concept plan to ensure its successful construction.
“This museum will provide a unique experience where people will not only see Australia’s deep history of agricultural technological innovation, but also learn about machinery restoration and view demonstrations,” Senator Davey said.
“Utilising the latest technology, the museum will have a complimentary digital platform to showcase the collection and associated workshops and demonstrations online.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Michael McCormack said the government’s investment would provide long-term benefits for the Yass region.
“Once fully complete, the Museum has the potential to showcase how technology has and continues to contribute to the success of Australian agriculture, especially as we aim to grow the sector to a $100 billion industry by 2030,” Mr McCormack said.