MEMBER for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett has announced $2,000,000 for the Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT) Railway Precincts development (Leongatha and Korumburra).
This project will include significant public realm upgrades to the railway sites in Leongatha and Korumburra, in order to improve the economic vitality of each centre and to assist in attracting visitors to the towns and to the overall shire.
The project was identified by South Gippsland Shire Council as a priority initiative.
The development will coincide with the extension of the GSRT from Leongatha to Nyora, with the first section of Leongatha to Korumburra to be completed mid-2021.
Once completed, the GSRT will be 108km in length and connect Nyora to Port Welshpool.
The funding is part of the state government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund – Round 2.