Heritage works will be undertaken to restore St Arnaud’s station to its former glory, refurbishing the external fabric of the historic building.
Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan visited St Arnaud’s station today to outline the restoration works on the station’s heritage-listed buildings, built in 1878.
The works will include re-pointing brick work, internal flooring repairs, restoring wooden frames and installing new glass windows, gutters, downpipes and better drainage.
The project is part of VicTrack’s Community Use of Vacant Rail Buildings Program, which refurbishes Victoria’s historic rail buildings and opens them up for future community use.
Tenders for the foundation works under VicTrack’s $1 million annual Heritage Program will be advertised this month, and works are expected to start in 2017.
Successful contractors will work with the award-winning RBA Architects and Conservation Consultants.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan
“These restoration works will bring the St Arnaud station back to life — restoring its rich heritage and providing an opportunity for a much needed community space for locals in the future.”
“These works will pave the way for future plans to create and transform parts of the station buildings into community spaces.”
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