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Dennington residents are being forced to walk through water to cross the railway line at Drummond Street, say two city councillors who are demanding action.
Cr Jack Daffy raised the issue at this week's council meeting. Both he and Cr David Atkinson said they had received calls from residents angry about the state of the crossing.
Yesterday, Warrnambool City Council said it was VicTrack's responsibility to maintain the crossing, but VicTrack said it was up to Pacific National, which did not return The Standard's calls yesterday.
City council director of physical services Neil Allen said it was a public liability issue that needed a solution as soon as possible.
"Since Monday night when it was raised, I have shot off a letter to VicTrack asking for them to meet us on site and discuss it," he said.
"The liability rests with VicTrack, not council. They are responsible for three metres each side of the track.
"This falls within that. We can't even do the works if we wanted to.
We can only advocate a solution.
"There is no doubt it is a tripping hazard."
Mr Allen said the council would push for VicTrack to attract Department of Infrastructure funding for a full upgrade of the crossing and immediate maintenance works.
VicTrack communications manager Purdey Sanderson said 99 per cent of its assets were leased to private transport operators and in this case Pacific National was the tenant.
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