Mayor commits council to a ‘fresh look’ at railway precinct
INDIGO mayor Jenny O’Connor says the council will now take a fresh look at possible uses for the Beechworth railway precinct following a decision by the Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship to withdraw its expression of interest in the site.
Cr O’Connor said ACRE and its team, led by Matt Pfahlert, had “worked hard to push for a thriving community hub there with a focus on youth and innovation”.
“…Their decision to pull back from the project is in no way a reflection of their talent, drive and commitment,” Cr O’Connor said.
“The council believes the railway precinct remains an important area with huge potential for community- based activities and cycle tourism that will benefit Beechworth and broader region.”
Cr O’Connor said the council would scope possible uses and appropriate development opportunities for the precinct, which includes the former railway station, old goods shed and land adjoining the cycle path and Murray to Mountains Rail Trail.
“I would like to thank ACRE for their valuable input and focus in relation this project,” she said.
“I feel sure their vision will encompass other valuable community projects in the future.”