Work has started on a project to refurbish and transform Willaura railway station into a community building.
Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford said the Willaura Station project was part of Victrack’s $2.3-million Community Use of Vacant Rail Buildings Program.
Under the program, disused heritage railway buildings undergo restoration to provide affordable gathering places for communities.
Work at Willaura Station includes the installation of new floors, gutters and downpipes, painting, new external ramps and shelters, new electrical wiring and the installation of a new kitchenette, accessible toilet and air-conditioners.
“This historic station holds a special place in the heart of the Willaura community and the refurbishment works mean it will be enjoyed by the community for years to come,” Ms Pulford said.
“I’m really pleased the Willaura community is one step closer to having its station building repaired and restored.”
Work started in early May and is expected to be completed by the end of September.
Several other stations across Western Victoria have also seen significant restoration.