Community use of vacant rail buildings

We are restoring more of the state’s historic station buildings through the Community Use of Vacant Rail Buildings Program.

The program involves restoring disused station buildings in regional towns, some of which have been vacant for decades, so they can be used by local community groups.

Often rural communities don’t have nearby spaces for people to get together or for local groups to use, so the program has the double benefit of bringing the station buildings back to life while providing the community with new spaces for them to enjoy.

The restored buildings also provide a boost to the regional economy, by attracting tourists and visitors to rural towns.

The station buildings being restored under the current program of works are:

  • Harcourt 
  • Newstead goods shed
  • Korumburra
  • Woomelang
  • Patchewollock
  • Lethbridge 
  • Lal Lal
  • Little River
  • Casterton
  • Nyora

Find out about the 20 station buildings that were restored under the program between 2013 and 2019.  

Project Overview
Started 1 April 2021