Revamped Maryborough railway steams ahead13/11/2023
The Maryborough Railway Station upgrade is now complete thanks to a $1.8 million investment from the Victorian Government.
The redeveloped 1890s station includes a new visitor centre, sculpture courtyard, upgraded café and more spaces for workers.
Indigenous-owned company Barpa completed the construction works for the project, supporting 15 jobs with a further 5 staff roles to be secured at the station.
Maryborough’s railway station plays a key role in connecting the town to other regional hubs as well as Melbourne through its V/Line services.
The station provides a gateway to visitors looking to explore Maryborough thanks to the new visitor centre which features digital storytelling screens to provide a glimpse into the town’s goldrush past.
People of all abilities can now tour the railway station with all abilities access installed throughout the building. More parking has also been installed nearby for travellers passing through with vehicles and caravans.
Those who want to grab a bite can once again visit the exciting Railway Café and Tracks Bar, which has reopened after expanding to cater for events.
Local artists will be embraced by the new station with a large studio for creatives to work and deliver exhibitions through booths and meeting spaces, alongside a new sculpture garden to boost the appeal of the red brick building.
The Victorian Goldrush contributed around 40% of the world’s gold which led to the creation of towns like Maryborough.
The project is part of the Government’s record investment of more than $41 billion in rural and regional Victoria since 2014.