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TENDER RELEASED FOR TRANSFORMATION OF DINGEE STATION

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The tender for the transformation of the Dingee Station building into the town’s first public library has been released.

Minister for Public Transport and Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan said it was another important step in the Andrews Labor Government project, which will restore the station to its former glory by the end of the year.

The works include

  • repair to the subfloor, wall and verandah structures
  • installation of new floors and floor coverings in all rooms in the station building
  • installation and painting of a new metal roof, new gutters and downpipes
  • internal painting of all walls and ceilings, doors and windows
  • construction of new external ramps and shelters
  • new electrical wiring throughout
  • fit out of new kitchenette, accessible toilet and new air-conditioners

Once the works are complete, the building will be released to the Loddon Shire Council and will be run by the Dingee and District Country Women's Association as multi-use meeting space and library, in collaboration with Goldfields Library Corporation.

The project will be managed by Victorian rail asset owner VicTrack through their Community Use of Vacant Rail Buildings Program, which provides $1.5 million every year to restore disused railway buildings so they can be used by local communities.

Tenders for the Dingee Station works close at 2:00pm on Wednesday 22 February 2017. For more information visit tenderlink.com/victrack.

The contract is likely to be awarded by the end of March, with construction to begin shortly after. Works are expected to be completed by September 2017.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport and Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan

“This project will save this historic building and transform it into Dingee’s first permanent public library.”

"I visited Dingee last year and heard first-hand how the library will benefit people in Dingee and the surrounding district.” 

“It’s a project that has been driven by the local community and I look forward to seeing the contract signed and work start in the coming months.”

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