Murray Basin Rail Project

MURRAY BASIN RAIL PROJECT: BE SAFE AROUND RAIL - December 2017

Freight trains will return to the Ararat area in January 2018 as the Murray Basin Rail Project completes final works on the Ararat to Maryborough and Mildura rail freight lines. 

You may notice increased activity, truck traffic, heavy rail equipment and workers over the coming weeks as well as large freight trains once the lines reopen. 

Please be aware of this increased activity and stay safe around the rail line as these works progress and as trains return to your area. 

To ensure your safety and the safety of others: 
• Always obey the warning signs at level crossings and take care around rail lines.

• Comply with and observe all directional signs and barriers

• Be aware of heavy equipment operating within sections of access roads near rail lines

• Drive at a reduced speed on approaching any work activity or level crossing

For more information about the project or about rail safety, please visit vline.com.au/murraybasinrail, email murraybasinrail@vline.com.au or call 1800 800 007.  

 

RAIL CROSSING CLOSURES – MARYBOROUGH ARARAT RAIL LINE - July 2017

 

Ararat Rural City Council has been approached by VLine requesting the closure of 5 rail crossings on the Maryborough to Ararat rail line as part of the Murray Basin Rail Project.

 

The location of these crossings is shown on the map below.

LOCALITY MAP SHOWING PROPOSED CLOSURES

 

Of the five crossings proposed for closure, crossings 2, 4 and 5 require discontinuance of the road. The areas of road proposed to be discontinued are shown hatched on the plans below.

 

Crossing 2: Unnamed Road Parish of Eversley

 

 

 

Crossing 4: Unnamed Road, Parish of Ararat

 

 

 

Crossing 5: Lovers Lane Parish of Ararat

 

The crossings are tabled below.

 

No.

DESCRIPTION

CLASSIFICATION

COORDINATES

1

Hotel Street (Clarke St /Elmhurst Station Road)

Public Road

-37.175215,143.246946

2

Un-named Road

Unmade government road

-37.189294,143.165376

3

Un-named Road

Unmade government road

-37.215349,143.016837

4

Un-named Road

Unmade government road

-37.253473,142.974251

5

Lovers Lane

Public Road

-37.259864,142.967879

 

The closure of these crossings may impact on adjacent landowners access to property and to the general public in relation to the use of public roads. In giving notice of entry into public exhibition regarding the proposed rail crossing closures, Council is also inviting those who will be, or who could be, affected by the closures to make submissions to Council expressing support or opposition to the proposal.

 

Any person, or group of persons, wishing to make a submission in relation to the discontinuance of this road must do so in writing within 28 days of the date of publication of this notice. Any person who wishes to make representation, in person, about their written submission must identify this in their submission. A meeting, if required, to hear representations in support of submissions will be subsequently convened.

 

Further details of the proposed discontinuance can be obtained from the Council Office at the corner of High and Vincent Streets or by email request to: tday@ararat.vic.gov.au

 

Submissions may be forwarded to:

Chief Executive Officer

Ararat Rural City

PO Box 246, Ararat, VIC 3377

Email: council@ararat.vic.gov.au