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Railway Precinct Update

A project aimed at bringing new life to Wangaratta’s Railway Precinct is gaining momentum.

Railway Precinct Norton Street

Community members are invited to attend community drop-in information sessions next week on the Wangaratta Railway Precinct Enhancement Project.

Detailed designs for sections of Norton, Cusack and Docker streets will be available to view.

Drop-in Information Sessions will be held:

  • Wednesday 12 June from 11am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm | Wangaratta Performing Arts and Convention Centre
  • Thursday 13 June 11am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm | Wangaratta Library (Digital Hub)

This comes after extensive community consultation and adoption of concept designs by Council in November 2018.

Mayor Dean Rees said the information sessions were a way of updating the community on the progress of the project.

“This gives people the opportunity to see the adopted concept designs in more detail,” he said.

“Key infrastructure projects take considerable time from conception to delivery so these sessions are really aimed at keeping our community informed about what’s happened so far and what’s coming up next.”

The redevelopment will increase connectivity for residents and create a gateway for those arriving into Wangaratta.

More trees and landscaping will create shaded, vegetated corridors while there will also be dedicated bike paths, wider pathways and new pedestrian crossings.

Some $2.5m in State Government funding has been received for the project, while an additional $2.5m has been committed by Council in the Draft 2019/20 Budget.

Construction of the Railway Precinct Enhancement Project is due to commence once the detailed designs are finalised.

The detailed designs are available below.

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