MP calls for over-due Ballarat heritage rail gates report to be tabled now

March 8, 2023 3:45 pm in by
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With one month to go before the Heritage Victoria permit expires for Ballarat’s smashed rail gates, a Western Victorian MP has called for a report to be made public.

A V/Line Velocity train smashed through the gates in May 2020 at close to 100 kph after experiencing break issues.

Bev McArthur says the report should have been lodged in January.

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“That’s the timeframe set down by Heritage Victoria,” Mrs McArthur said.

“However, it’s not known if the State Government has even provided that options paper. No one has heard a thing.”

“If it has, it needs to ‘demonstrate’ that ‘community consultation’ was part of the preparation of that document,” she said.

$10.5 million has been spent on temporary boom gates whilst a heritage solution is sought.