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Welcome from the Patron
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The Wildlife Art Museum of Australia
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Vision and Objectives
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Milestones
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Regional Impact
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Economic and Social Impact Study
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Museum and
Landscape Design

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Proposed Design
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Partnerships
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Business Principles
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The WAMA Community Engagement Model
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Capital Funding Strategy
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The Foundation Organisation Structure
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The Core Team
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Meet the Team
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Achieving Our Vision
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Supporting the Foundation
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Contact Information
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Acknowledgements
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The WAMA engagement
model is designed to enhance
the ‘Sense of Community’
associated with the facility.
Every effort will be made to
utilise, wherever possible, a
highly engaged volunteer team
working alongside a core cadre
of management, supervisory,
curatorial and artistic staff.
The WAMA ‘modus operandi’
articulates an opportunity
to engage and revitalize the
rural population, providing
opportunities to re-invest
in the community, share
knowledge, skills and wisdom,
assist with educating the next
generation and build a sense
of ownership.
A cash positive operating
forecast indicates that
significant funds will be
re-invested in the facility,
wetlands park, the museum
collection and future
capital projects.
     

The 800,000 overnight stays per annum in The Grampians region provide a major tourism customer base and it is conservatively forecast that 30% of these overnight visitors will visit the facility.

The 150,000 school students in South-Western Victoria provide a stable user base for the education facilities and a significant number of excursions are envisaged from the Melbourne Metropolitan region located just under 3 hours away

and Adelaide is within range for a school trip.  As an example, between 60 and 200 students (ca.75% from Victoria and 25% South Australia) attend a school camp at nearby Roses Gap, every week of each school term.

The intention is to run exhibitions each year to coincide with major activities in the area (e.g. Halls Gap Jazz Festival, Great Grape Escape, Stawell Easter Gift, Spring Flower Shows and Christmas). Indigenous, botanical, fauna and artistic workshops will be run to coincide with peak holiday

periods, utilizing the extensive local knowledge and talent within the WAMA supporters network.

The ‘Artists in Residence’ concept will provide the opportunity for established and emerging artists to showcase their skills and contribute to the education and learning aspect of the museum and botanic gardens.
The facility will operate a gift and souvenir shop and cafeteria style restaurant.

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