Wil­laura project

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

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.

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