Maintenance works to the exterior brickwork of Warrnambool Station have recently been completed at a cost of $70,000, Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney announced today.
Expert heritage contractors, I G Parker Stonemasons, restored the brickwork’s mortar as a preventative measure to maintain the building’s structural strength.
Ms Tierney said the works would ensure that the station building would stand for years to come.
“Warrnambool station is a key transport hub for the local community and broader region and we are determined to keep it in good condition,” she said.
“With more people than ever travelling on V/Line, it’s important that we deliver the kind of services and facilities that country Victorians and visitors need and deserve.”
The works, which commenced in June this year, were part of the Victorian Government’s $2 million Country Station Upgrade Program.
I G Parker Stonemasons is also currently assisting VicTrack with the heritage restoration of Ballarat and Werribee Stations.
Ms Tierney said the Brumby Government was continuing to deliver quality transport services for Warrnambool, including:
• The new Sherwood Park Station
• A massive boost to local bus services
• From October a quicker V/Line service when the 07:47 Southern Cross to Warrnambool train will run express to Geelong
• The 13:20 (currently 13:00) Southern Cross to Warrnambool train will run also run express to Geelong; and
• The doubling of Sunday V/Line services to Warrnambool in September 200