Eight councils push for passenger rail return to south-west and Wimmera regions

Southern Grampians, Ararat and Horsham councils are leading the campaign for passenger services to return to parts of the south-west and Wimmera.

Southern Grampians, Ararat and Horsham councils are leading the campaign for passenger services to return to parts of the south-west and Wimmera.

EIGHT councils in western Victoria have united in a push to introduce passenger rail services.

Southern Grampians, Ararat and Horsham councils are leading the campaign for passenger services to return to parts of the south-west and Wimmera. 

Southern Grampians chief executive Richard Perry said eight councils had contributed funds into a feasibility study. 

“The funding request for a study was submitted to the government on July 9,” he said. “We expect to have a response in the next 90 days.”

He said getting passenger rail services into Hamilton was a priority.

Glenelg, West Wimmera, Hindmarsh, Yarriambiack and Northern Grampians shires are also backing the campaign.

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