The Victorian government has announced that it has secured the future of the B-24 Liberator Memorial on the corner of Princes Highway and Farm Road in Werribee in Melbourne’s west.
The signing of a land transfer agreement between the state government, Melbourne Water and the B-24 Liberator Memorial Restoration Fund had paved the way for the preservation and enhancement of the site’s aviation heritage, Victoria’s Minister for Aviation Industry and Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips said.
“The Coalition government has been working closely with the fund to help the group realise its dream of a permanent home and on-site museum precinct,” Rich-Phillips said in a statement on Tuesday.
“I am pleased to be a part of the preservation of this historic hangar and welcome the continued restoration of the B-24 Liberator as an important and proud piece of Victoria’s aviation heritage.”
The B-24 Liberator Memorial Restoration Fund has been carrying out restoration work on the World War II-era aircraft in the hangar since 1993.
It was the only remaining Liberator in the southern hemisphere and one of only eight still left worldwide.