Lake Wendouree trams could go further under the Coalition

November 10, 2022 6:20 am in by


The Coalition’s made a $7 million pledge to the Lake Wendouree precinct – another election promise for Ballarat tourism.

The funding – IF the Liberal-Nationals are elected on November 26 – allows for completion of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens Gothic Fernery and a refreshed feasability study for work around the tram works museum.

Candidate for Wendouree Samantha McIntosh says they’ve also costed at least one kilometre of new trackwork for Lake Wendouree’s trams, with more on the cards once the study is done.

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“This announcment still allows for some degree of new trackwork.

It is the (Ballarat Tramways Museum’s) preference that the extension of the track goes around to Durham Point, and on the current statistics there could be the track going around Durham Point so the tram doesn’t just go backward and forward.” 

The new feasability study will take into account the increased cost of labour in the current economic climate.