V/Line passengers and interested communtiy members are being encouraged to have their say on the future of Mooroopna Railway Station at two community drop-in sessions on Monday.
Representatives from Transport for Victoria and V/Line will be available to chat with community members from 1pm to 3pm at Bill and Beat’s café in Mooroopna, where people can share their feedback and enjoy a coffee with the team.
The original Mooroopna Station building was destroyed by fire on January 13 this year and V/Line built a temporary shelter for passengers to provide protection from the elements.
Last month, the Victorian Government announced it would consult with the local community to seek their feedback on what a permanent replacement should look like.
In addition to the café drop-in, Transport for Victoria and V/Line will be at Mooroopna Station between 5am to 7am to speak with passengers boarding the two Melbourne-bound morning services.
V/Line CEO James Pinder said feedback from Shepparton line passengers and Mooroopna community members would inform the final decision on the new facility.
‘‘Mooroopna Station is important to the local community and we are keen to hear from people who
use the station or have an interest in its future,’’ Mr Pinder said.
‘‘These consultation sessions will be used to inform future decisions about what will replace the original heritage station, which sadly was destroyed by fire earlier this year.
‘‘I encourage people to either chat with one of our team members at the station or the cafe in
Mooroopna (today), so we can get the best possible outcome for the local community.’’
V/Line and Transport for Victoria will work with Greater Shepparton Council, local historians and other groups in finalising a design that meets the community’s needs.
Anyone who can’t make it to the community session can fill in an online feedback form on the Transport for Victoria website, at getinvolved.transport.vic.gov.au/mooroopna-station-redevelopment.
Bill and Beats Café is located at 106 McLennan Street, Mooroopna.