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.