VicTrack to brief councillors over demolition plan, rail precinct upgrade

The future of Warrnambool’s goods shed will come under the spotlight when city councillors meet with VicTrack later next week.

On May 21, councillors will be updated on plans for the railway precinct which includes demolishing the disused goods shed to make way for 170 car parks.

The Warrnambool goods shed has been earmarked for demolition.

The Warrnambool goods shed has been earmarked for demolition.

An application to demolish the shed received at least one objection with train enthusiast Lindsay Bamford asking that the decision be delayed 60 days so other uses could be considered.

Mr Bamford said there would still be room for 140 car parks if the shed was restored and put to good use such as a community hall, museum, cafe or art gallery.

A decision on the goods shed – which VicTrack says was built in 1925 – is expected to be made at the June council meeting.

The disused Warrnambool railway goods shed.

The disused Warrnambool railway goods shed.