ARTC calling for feedback on proposed underpass design at Anderson St rail crossing
A draft proposal for an underpass design at the Anderson Street rail crossing in Euroa has been released for comment by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC).
ARTC are calling on Strathbogie Shire, and in particular Euroa, residents to give their feedback throughout February and Council is encouraging the community to take this opportunity to have its say on the crossing, which is being upgraded as a result of the Inland Rail Project.
Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Laura Binks congratulated the community on sharing their views during the first phase of consultations when two proposals were put on the table.
“When the ARTC released two draft designs options to replace the Anderson St Bridge in Euroa, Council’s message was clear. We asked the community to share their views, share them loudly and share them on repeat.
“The Euroa community is strong and passionate about this issue.
“We all want the best solution for the Euroa Railway Precinct because it has a significant impact on our town’s future.
“Council’s commitment to this project has not changed. We want to ensure the decision makers hear and listen to our community’s feedback and we believe very strongly the community’s preference should be the solution implemented by the ARTC.
Cr Binks said it was important for everyone to take the time to check out the plans for the vehicle underpass and understand the design in its entirety.
“This is an important chance for residents to view the proposed design – it can be viewed on the ARTC’s website or you can attend the drop-in centre in 46-50 Binney St, Euroa throughout extended hours during February.”
ARTC will also be available to discuss the proposal at the Euroa Farmer’s Market on 18 February from 9am to 1pm.
“Council’s vision for Euroa is a united community. One that is not divided by a railway line,” Cr Binks said.
“We believe good design creates inspired and connected communities – one of our key goals for all our townships.
“In Euroa, the Federal Government’s Inland Rail Project, presents an opportunity for Council and our community to think bigger than just the future solution of the Anderson St Bridge and redevelop the entire Euroa Railway Precinct.”
The release of the Anderson St design proposal coincided with Strathbogie Shire councillors attending the official launch of the Federal Government’s Inland Rail Project in Glenrowen where construction began on February 1, 2023.
For further information and to have your say, visit: https://inlandrail.artc.com.au/where-we-go/projects/tottenham-to-albury/regions/north-east-victoria/#anderson-st