Environment and Sustainability, Passenger Rail

Locals to get their say on future of fire-damaged Mooroopna station

Mooroopna residents and passengers on the Shepparton Line will be able to makes their voices heard on the future redevelopment of Mooroopna station.

The station’s facilities were destroyed by a fire in January this year, forcing V/Line to install a temporary shelter at the station last month to continue servicing passengers.

Community consultations will get going in the next few weeks. Victoria’s transport minister Jacinta Allan indicated that the feedback would be central in developing plans for the rebuild.

“Mooroopna Station has been serving the community for over a hundred years and holds a special place in local hearts and minds,” Allan said.

“We will build passenger facilities that serve the community well and connect the station to Mooroopna.”

Locals will be able to attend a consultation session with Transport for Victoria and V/Line staff at Mooroopna’s Bill and Beats Café on Monday 16 April. A survey will also be available online.

“I encourage locals to attend the session and have their say about the passenger facilities they would like to see restored,” member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp said.

Greater Shepparton Council, the historical society and several other community groups have already indicated that they would be involved in developing plans for the station.