THE ICONIC Old Station Master's House at East Tamworth will be transformed into an artist in residence at the expense of Transport for NSW.
It comes after a three-year working partnership between the council and the organisation pushed for the building to be restored for community use.
Cr Juanita Wilson said it's an exciting project that has had a lot of work put into it.
"It's a really positive outcome from a constructive working relationship the council has had with Transport for NSW over the last three years," she said.
"There's a two-pronged advantage to this, we will have a significant building restored and reinstated for specific use - the project manager for Transport for NSW says the project he wants in this space is a project with strong community support that provides access and education outreach."
Cr Charles Impey said this was the item in the agenda that made him feel "warm and fuzzy again".
"I think there's a real opportunity through the success of the master's house for the potential of a funding source of various descriptions to look at the West Tamworth Railway Station as a building worth saving," he said.
An artist in residence enables an artist to work in a new space away from the pressures of everyday life.
It could open the doors for masterclasses, community open days and even concerts.
The Old Station Master's House was originally built as a home for the minister of the methodist church.
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