Work on an extension to the Wonthaggi Railway Station Museum has begun as part of Bass Coast Shire Council’s Capital Works Program
Stage one of the project will involve construction of a new addition to the west of the existing heritage listed building with new administration and storage facilities, a new accessible toilet and kitchenette, a new passage with a direct link to the original station building and the installation of energy efficient lighting throughout.
Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari was excited to see this project underway and commended the volunteers from the Wonthaggi Historical Society for all the work they’ve put in.
“The Wonthaggi Railway Station is a really important part of Wonthaggi’s past and houses many relics from Wonthaggi’s history. This project is a great boost for the Wonthaggi Historical Society who volunteer their time and are dedicated to preserving and promoting our rich history.”
Local design company DB Design, Council and the Historical Society worked closely to prepare the project and significant attention to detail was required to ensure it was supported by Heritage Victoria.
Council anticipates the project will take around five months to complete. As a result of this work, sections of the pathway will be temporarily blocked at various times to allow for the delivery of materials and the removal of excavated soil. All appropriate traffic and pedestrian control measures will be implemented during these works.
The first stage of the project will cost $265,000 and has been funded by Council with a significant contribution from the Wonthaggi and District Historical Society. The contract for this work has been awarded to local builders TS Constructions Pty Ltd.
Keep up to date with project by visiting www.basscoast.vic.gov.au