Takeover of Archer Park Rail Museum talks continue
THE Archer Park Rail Museum has received "limited interest" in being taken over, with some members of the community expressing concern for its future.
However, the Rockhampton Regional Council's acting CEO Michael Rowe said council was committed to transferring the operation of the museum to a community group.
"Council remains keen to transfer the management of this community asset to the community groups actively involved and has arranged further discussions with those groups that showed some initial interest," he said.
The council accepted the last expressions of interest for the management of the museum last Wednesday and was currently assessing each submission.
Over the weekend local visitors flocked to the rail museum for their family fun day.
Visitors had the opportunity to ride on a 104-year-old steam tram, walk through restored passenger carriages, see locomotives and other rolling stock, and enjoy stalls, displays and entertainment.