Leongatha Railway Site Transformation
|Latest News||Council are currently reviewing all the ideas received by the community and will formulate them into a draft master plan which will be available later in the year (likely to be September / October).|
The Leongatha Railway Site Transformation project seeks to improve the Leongatha railway yard and station area for the benefit of the community now that the tourist railway has closed. While the railway corridor to Leongatha will remain open for future rail services, the State Government currently has no plans for their return. Given this, Council has the opportunity to take over the lease of the railway land and to improve the Leongatha railway site and its surrounds. The project involves Council working closely with VicTrack who are the land managers on behalf of the Crown. Some maps of the existing site and its conditions can be downloaded here.
|Ideas Engagement||From Tuesday 18 April until Tuesday 30 May 2017, we asked for your ideas for the Leongatha railway site online at: http://www.oursay.org/southgippsland/LeongathaRailwaySite. We also held the following events to seek your ideas for the site. An Engagement Report is being prepared which summarises and responds to the consultation findings.|
|Ideas Fair & Ideas Exhibition||
Thanks to everyone who attended our Ideas Fair on Saturday 22 April and shared their ideas for the railway site's future. Particular thanks to the community groups and performers who assisted on the day including the Lions Club (providing the BBQ), Leongatha Library (providing storytime), Leongatha Rotary, South Gippsland Brass Band, Invy Horn Jam and The Magic Theatre.
Thanks also to everyone who attended the Ideas Exhibition on Friday 19 May 4-7pm at Council Chambers. It was great to receive community feedback on the ideas received to date.
During the consultation period, some initial sketches were prepared to illustrate the common ideas being received. These were displayed at the engagement events. They are available for download here.
|Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)||
What’s the project about?
What about the train? Can we get it back?
Will the Leongatha railway station area be needed for the return of rail to Leongatha?
Can we rip up the tracks?
Who looks after the site at the moment?
What will happen to the bus stop?
How long will it take to happen & is there a budget for redevelopment?
What if I have a business proposition for the site and / or the building?
Submit any other questions that you have to LeongathaRailwaySite@southgippsland.vic.gov.au.