The Andrews Labor Government will give one of Victoria’s retired W-Class trams a new lease of life, at local winery Terindah Estate for their visitors’ enjoyment.

Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville, today announced that Terindah were successful with their application to give an iconic W-Class tram a new home.

The trams have been allocated following the Expression of Interest process run by VicTrack over recent months, which have been retired from network operations over the past 30 years.

As part of the expression of interest process, more than 1,500 applications were received from across Australia and overseas, with many great ideas on how to bring a tram back to life.

Applicants had to demonstrate that their tram would benefit the community, be accessible to the public or promote the state.

They were also asked to outline how they would repurpose and maintain the tram to ensure it remained in a good condition.

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Quotes attributable to Member for Lisa Neville

“We’re proud to have found such a deserving homes on the Bellarine for one of our state’s retired trams.”

“I am delighted to see one of these iconic trams come to the Bellarine and thank Terindah for all their hard work in putting together such a great applications.”    

“The tram is sure to be a hit with both local and visitors alike and will become a focal point for our local area.”