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Shepparton Rail Line Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Rail
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2018 - Early 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$10,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$9,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Greater Shepparton City Council,Moira Shire Council,Shire of Strathbogie

Project Description

The project will plan for future improvements and upgrades to the Shepparton Rail Line. This project will be undertaken in two stages: 

  • Stage 1 will undertake planning to identify current and future passenger and freight rail requirements, consider options to standardise the rail line and identify future freight rail upgrades.

  • Stage 2 is expected to deliver the freight rail upgrades identified in Stage 1 from Shepparton to Tocumwal.


The project will help inform future investment decisions and improve the standard of the Shepparton Rail Line.


The estimated cost of the project is $10 million. The Australian Government is contributing $9 million and the Victorian Government $1 million under the $1.75 billion Victorian Regional Rail Revival Package.


Stage 1 commenced on 17 August 2018 and is expected to be completed in early 2019. The timing of Stage 2 will be determined by the planning undertaken in Stage 1.

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Project details last updated: 18/10/2018