ARTC releases preliminary designs for Inland Rail in Glenrowan

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has unveiled updated designs for the Inland Rail project in Glenrowan to the local community.

July 25, 2022

Visualisation of proposed designs at Glenrowan

ARTC would like to thank the Glenrowan community for their input, which has helped shape the current proposal, which incorporates the community’s feedback and is sympathetic to the heritage values of the area.

Through the consultation phase ARTC has clearly heard and acknowledges that respecting the heritage values of the area, safe accessibility and connectivity are priorities for the Glenrowan community.

These matters are also important to ARTC and we have improved the network of walking paths in our design to enhance access to the heritage sites north of the bridge and to Gladstone Street. Our design also complies with safety standards and accessibility requirements.

To help share these designs locally, we are opening a new shopfront location at 2/34 Gladstone Street, Glenrowan, where our project team will be available to discuss the project and answer any questions.

Community members can also book a time in to speak to our project team by calling 1800 732 761 or emailing victoriaprojects@artc.com.au.

The current designs can also be found on the Inland Rail website.

ARTC Victoria and South Australia Projects General Manager Ed Walker said:

“ARTC has undertaken consultation with the community in Glenrowan since 2018 to help us find the best solution for replacing the existing Beaconsfield Parade bridge.

“A number of options were considered by heritage and technical specialists to determine the most appropriate design option for Glenrowan.

“An open-span bridge was deemed as the most suitable option as it will maintain road access in the centre of town, make the historic siege site more accessible and protect the heritage of the precinct.

“ARTC recognises the importance of Glenrowan’s history and its status as a national tourism destination, and this will be preserved.”

ARTC shopfront opening hours will be –

  • Monday 25 July: 1pm-7pm
  • Monday 1 August: 1pm-7pm
  • Saturday 6 August: 11am-3pm where you can meet with our heritage specialist
  • Normal opening hours will resume on Monday 8 August.

July 25, 2022


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