Sunday, July 21, 2024

Huntly rail build ahead of schedule

Huntly residents will have access to better train services sooner than expected, with construction of the community’s new train station brought forward to finish a year early.

Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Jacinta Allan today announced works at Huntly Station are due to be completed by mid-2022, one year ahead of the original 2023 target.

“Each of these stations will connect residents to more opportunities for work, education and health – and it’s fantastic to see that Huntly Station will be finished even sooner than expected,” said Ms Allan.

“We want to have input from residents on these stations and that feedback will inform the final designs before we start construction.”

The Bendigo Metro 3 Project will see the construction of new stations at Huntly, Goornong and Raywood.

Goornong Station will be the first to be built and will be completed by the end of 2021, while Raywood Station is on track to be finished by late 2022. 

Geotechnical drilling and surveying has already been completed at each of the sites to inform design and engineering plans.

“Construction on Goornong Station is scheduled to begin in mid-2021, followed by Huntly in late 2021 and Raywood in mid-2022,” the Minister said.

She said the new stations will each feature single-sided platforms with lighting, tactile paving, seating, pedestrian shelters and car parking with lighting and CCTV.

Residents are being asked to have their say on concept drawings for the new stations, with community feedback to be incorporated into the final designs.

Consultation on the three new stations is open from today, and residents can find more information at bigbuild.engage.vic.gov.au or by calling 1800 105 105. Consultation closes on Sunday, 6 September.

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