Rail corridor demolition work scheduled for October This follows the planning process stalling six months ago as Mount Gambier City Council sought “urgent” details from the State Government over the ownership of rail infrastructure on the site.
But jubilant elected members and council staff are celebrating this week with news the government has indicated it will hand over all surplus rail infrastructure to the local government body.
The legal advice was crucial news given the outcome had the potential to derail the entire project, which is one of two major developments earmarked for the city in the next financial year.
The State Government has contributed $1m to the $2.3m stage one of the project, which will overhaul the most strategic untapped parcel of land in the centre of the city.
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Not looking good for the future of rail in the southeast but note the last paragraph which states that a easement will still be left for a possible return of rail services!