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Augmented reality app set to shake up Ashburton tourism, local feedback sought

Alexander ScottPilbara News
Ruins of the police station at Old Onslow.
Camera IconRuins of the police station at Old Onslow. Credit: Mogens Johansen

A Pilbara Shire is developing an app which will provide an interactive and augmented reality experience when visiting Old Onslow.

The Shire has been working with the team from Specialist Apps to create a mobile app that showcases the Ashburton region.

The Shire of Ashburton is working with Specialists Apps to create a mobile application to showcase the Ashburton region, with stage one of the app focusing primarily on providing an interactive experience to visitors of Old Onslow.

Visitors will be able to take a virtual tour and utilise augmented reality to see several old buildings in the town, as well as an interactive storm simulator.

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The Shire is calling on visitors to the region to download the app and provide their feedback.

Shire president Kerry White said the app offered an opportunity to provide immersive tourism initiatives to the region.

“The development of the Visit Ashburton app provides a basis for tourists and community members to see firsthand the history and heritage of the Ashburton region,” she said.

“Earlier this month, council had the opportunity to visit Old Onslow and test the app and are excited to see its continual growth through this development phase.

“To ensure stage one can provide a truly immersive experience of Old Onslow once completed I encourage residents to download the Visit Ashburton app themselves, test it out and provide any constructive feedback they can.”

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