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South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Rail Upgrade Business Case

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Rail
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2017 - Early 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$4,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$1,000,000
Local Council/Shire:City of Greater Geelong

Project Description

The project will investigate options to upgrade rail infrastructure between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds. This will include duplicating the existing rail line, upgrading signalling and stations between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds and making provision for a new rail connection between Marshall and Torquay.


The project will develop a business case that will help determine the economic, environmental and social costs and benefits of those options and improve access for communities to services and employment.


The estimated cost of the project is $4 million. The Australian Government is contributing $1 million and the Victorian Government $3 million.


The project commenced on 24 July 2017 and is expected to be completed in early 2018.

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Project details last updated: 15/01/2018