A local project will repair and repaint the Murrayville railway station building and restore a van shed, under a $1 million annual Heritage Program, VicTrack announced today.
A request for quotation will be released to experienced specialist heritage builders in October, with work expected to start in 2017.
The buildings in the station precinct are all heritage-listed and are considered historically significant as an example of a state’s historical development of the Victorian Railways.
The Murrayville Station building is a single storey, timber weatherboard building with ventilated double gable roof and a waiting area. The station was opened in 1912 in the town named after former Victorian Premier John Murray.
The station building and van shed restoration project is part of VicTrack’s $1 million annual Heritage Program to support the preservation of the state’s rail history.
VicTrack, on behalf of the State Government, invests in heritage programs to preserve significant buildings and structures – and supports community groups and projects that bring people together.
Quotes attributable to Andy Santana, Infrastructure Manager, Property Group, VicTrack:
“VicTrack’s heritage program makes an important contribution to preserving our state’s transport history for Victorian’s to enjoy today and experience for years to come.”
“Restoring the station building to make it an historical and practical asset is great news for our transport heritage.”
“VicTrack will seek to hire specialist heritage builders with a track record of delivering heritage works to carry out these important works.”
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