The Station can be sympathetically refurbished/redeveloped as is being proposed in Korumburra but ALWAYS on the basis of the trains return being imminent. Don't take away railway/track access. Return of rail is the only solution to SO MANY OF OUR SHIRE'S CURRENT CHALLENGES!!! - just for example - it would bring new residents (with sympathetic sustainable residential development) and tourism, improve property values and would generate a sustainable revenue base for the Shire; it would help local retailers (with the right sort of goods and services to offer) to survive and thrive; it would broa... Read More...
Whatever you do with the site please extend the rail trail past it and through to Korumburra.
Don't give up on a return of the railway service- it may only be an election away . Australia's pathetic rail service compared to other countries is just embarrassing!
The railway station is also the bus depot, the only public transport available for regional people who need to go to the city. The railway station needs basic amenities for travellers - overnight secure parking, drinking water, toilets, a coffee shop would be good, improved shelter from the weather and better security and comfort for all travellers. Agree that a walkway or link to the main shopping area would be good. Please keep the country look, trees, open space and the classic red brick railway building.
It would be great if the toilets were open whenever a bus is due! Also maybe a kiosk.
I would like to see a new start to the rail trail (in the hope we could start our own parkrun), an all abilities park, work out equipment, walk through to bair st, bike hire (often have friends visit from nsw and not enough bikes), open area for pop up outdoor cinema, all day parking for business, more public toilets, large open area near park for festivals and markets.
Reinstate a connection between Bair Street and the railway site (feedback from Leongatha Streetscape Master Plan consultation)
Restore a regular rail service to Leongatha and down to Yarram
A railway or more broadly a transport museum The transport to the area, horses and carts, ships to the nearby coast to trains,cars and trucks. Car parking could be provided. access from the town and the highway.
Extend the Great Southern Rail Trail to the Leongatha station platform area (feedback from Leongatha Streetscape Master Plan consultation)
The Station can be sympathetically refurbished/redeveloped as is being proposed in Korumburra but ALWAYS on the basis of the trains return being imminent. Don't take away railway/track access. Return of rail is the only solution to SO MANY OF OUR SHIRE'S CURRENT CHALLENGES!!! - just for example - it would bring new residents (with sympathetic sustainable residential development) and tourism, improve property values and would generate a sustainable revenue base for the Shire; it would help local retailers (with the right sort of goods and services to offer) to survive and thrive; it would broa... Read More...
Whatever you do with the site please extend the rail trail past it and through to Korumburra.
I would like to see a new start to the rail trail (in the hope we could start our own parkrun), an all abilities park, work out equipment, walk through to bair st, bike hire (often have friends visit from nsw and not enough bikes), open area for pop up outdoor cinema, all day parking for business, more public toilets, large open area near park for festivals and markets.
Don't give up on a return of the railway service- it may only be an election away . Australia's pathetic rail service compared to other countries is just embarrassing!
The railway station is also the bus depot, the only public transport available for regional people who need to go to the city. The railway station needs basic amenities for travellers - overnight secure parking, drinking water, toilets, a coffee shop would be good, improved shelter from the weather and better security and comfort for all travellers. Agree that a walkway or link to the main shopping area would be good. Please keep the country look, trees, open space and the classic red brick railway building.
Restore a regular rail service to Leongatha and down to Yarram
Reinstate a connection between Bair Street and the railway site (feedback from Leongatha Streetscape Master Plan consultation)
Don't waste ratepayers money on employing expensive city consultants to research superfluous projects e.g. Leongatha Railway Precinct, a new SGS palace, further development of SPLASH. Instead, spend our rates on maintaining the existing facilities e.g. SGS owned but community managed local town halls, swimming pools, tennis clubs, Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, etc. Perhaps pay the public liability insurance for them all so the communities small and large throughout the shire can make best use of the existing infrastructure. That way all SGS ratepayers can benefit from the expenditure o... Read More...
Turn it into a bulk food/fresh food store. Rubbish is a HUGE problem worldwide (and if you look at the station down there it is disgusting and always full of rubbish). So why not start at the source and begin bringing in bulk food stores to minimize the waste and rubbish. This spot would be perfect for it! It would bring people to Leongatha (both on the public transport and in their own transport), would provide a place for people on the bus to quickly stop in and grab some food before they head off again, will help out the people who don't have cars and have to lug their shopping around, is clos... Read More...
I would like to see a performing arts center, where local dance schools and theatre companies can use. Also having traveling concerts, ballets and entertainment.
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