As I’m sure you’re aware we’ve been very busy making a heap of great changes here at Nullarbor Roadhouse.

The “Improvements Team”, lead by Marty Powell, have been hard at work and they’ve already accomplished quite a lot only 3 weeks into this huge Roadhouse Revamp!

Marty is a seasoned carpenter and project manager who’s worked on more than his share of tough rural projects but the Nullarbor seems to be presenting some unique challenges.

Marty Powell hard at work on Nullarbor’s new windmill
Marty Powell hard at work on Nullarbor’s new windmill.

“Every job is different that’s for sure. The wind can be frustrating out here at times but I guess it makes it that much more rewarding”.

The Roadhouse scrap yard has also added an interesting dynamic to the project, proving quite the “gold mine” for Marty and his team.

“It pretty amazing what we’ve been able to find in there. Old cars, license plates and the old Roadhouse signage too”.

Old license plate display a part of the new Camp Kitchen
The cars that didn’t make it… Old license plate display a part of the new Camp Kitchen.

“It’s been a lot of fun to add these to the work as we go. [You] can really feel the history of the place”.

The boys have got their work cut out for them here
The boys have got their work cut out for them here!

Old Windmill
Old Windmill. Marty and the team incorporating the Nullarbor history into the Camp Kitchen.

To compliment Marty’s stellar work, painter Pam Armstrong has been adding an Aussie artistic touch with her amazing murals. Below is some of the work she’s completed over the past few weeks. The the “Celebrity Sheep Shed” is proving a real standout.

Mural of the old garage
Mural of the old garage.

Touch of the old days
Touch of the old days.

Now you can have a drink with these Aussie Icons in the bar
The stars have arrived! Now you can have a drink with these Aussie Icons in the bar.

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