BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO QUEENSCLIFF STATION

Works are underway to renew the heritage listed Queenscliff Station building, preserving its future and providing a boost for the Bellarine Railway.

Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today announced the start of works which will be carried out by regionally based contractors BDH Constructions, who will work closely with heritage architects Quadratum Architecture.

The project involves repair works to the station building including restumping, re-roofing, replacing and repairing timber, painting, and fitting a new kitchen and toilet.

Tourist heritage group the Bellarine Railway, operator of the famous ‘Blues Train’, has used the Queenscliff Station building for around forty years.

The works will ensure the building can continue to be used by them in the future, supporting tourism on the Bellarine Peninsula.

The refurbishment is part of VicTrack’s heritage program, which is working to protect significant buildings and structures to preserve Victoria’s rail history.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of November.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville

“Victoria has a wealth of railway heritage and these works will improve Queenscliff Station to ensure its future is just as bright as its past.”  

“We’re breathing new life into this railway building so the Bellarine Railway can continue to attract visitors to this beautiful part of our state – and that’s good for jobs and tourism.”