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Railyards plan to be unveiled

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is waiting for draft plans of the rail crossing over South Gippsland Highway in Leongatha to be completed before presenting them to the community.
An initial meeting has been held on site to familiarise consultants with the site and community expectations.
VicTrack has engaged a construction firm to build the new toilet facility and upgraded bus stop at the railyards. Power will be easily available and the facility should be completed soon.
Council is about to receive the report on contamination in the railway yard area.
“The results are generally in accordance with expectations with no major issues identified that would cause too much difficulty in undertaking the adopted plan,” council’s major projects and emergency management coordinator Penni Ellicott said.
“However any additions to the adopted plan should not involve large scale disturbance of the site.”
The development of the site is reliant on council securing external funding.
Stage one, which includes the pedestrian bridge to Bair Street, car parking and open space, is being sought as part of the Leongatha Business Precinct Redevelopment.
As per the council resolution in December 2017, consultation is being undertaken with stakeholders for a review of the playground and traffic school.
Outcomes of the consultation and recommendation will be presented to council.
Council’s community strengthening coordinator Ned Dennis is putting together a plan for the traffic school and all abilities playground.
After completion, he will present the plan to the Leongatha Rotary Club, Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and other involved community groups before presenting the final plan to council in June.
“Rotary has given me lots of information on the traffic school and it is a good collaborative process,” Mr Dennis said.
Originally, the draft master plan placed the traffic school near to the Bair Street bridge.
Rotary, along with South Gippsland Specialist School and others, did not support the positioning of the traffic school and have decided they would like it placed further into the railway yard.
“Rotary has made a very thoughtful suggestion on an alternative way of usage for the area where the traffic school was originally placed on the plan,” Mr Dennis said.

Plan underway: South Gippsland Shire Council’s community strengthening coordinator Ned Dennis is compiling a plan for the Leongatha railyards’ proposed traffic school and all abilities playground.

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