Imposing monuments to the heritage of the site still stand tall and provide space for exciting activation

Hand made and locally produced goods in an undercover space with food and entertainment...

A working artist's studio and 86 hectares of inspiration to create amazing works

Unique spaces to create unique events, right in the heart of the Central West of NSW

150 years in the making, The Foundations is becoming the must visit destination in the Central West

A rare combination of industrial heritage and picturesque natural beauty, the site is being revitalised into a unique regional destination offering a diverse range of authentic cultural, community and recreational experiences making it perfect for a short stay or more permanent lifestyle change.

Our next market event will be the June Long Weekend Twilight Markets. Join us on Saturday 8 June from 4pm for a fun night of fireworks, bonfire, music, food trucks, markets and more..

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With the irresistible lure of so many different activities to enjoy, all in one easily walkable site, The Foundations will be a destination unlike any other.

The painted silos stop visitors in their tracks as they gaze up at the men & women whose stories are woven into the fabric of the town.

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The former Cement works in Portland NSW has respectfully been renamed The Foundations and is undergoing an exciting transformation.

There are a number of projects underway as we begin the process of reactivating this heritage industrial site.

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150 years in the making

The Portland Cement Works opened in 1902, and with it came the demand for a workforce. Great effort was taken to create a town that would appeal to families, and in return the willing workers provided their labour. A tight-knit community was forged among the dust.

A town of laconic Australians, built on hope, resilience and a quiet pride.

The next chapter in its proud history is being written, never forgetting its past, as it transforms into the cultural capital of the central west.


The Foundations Portland

Williwa Street,
Portland NSW 2847

PO Box 278
Portland NSW 2847