Cobden Street works begin

Published on 01 March 2017



Media Release

Works to improve a vital access route in Cobden Street, Quambatook have recently begun.

Gannawarra Shire Council has been awarded $240,900 from the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme to upgrade and improve access to the Quambatook rail loading and grain receival facility.

Director Infrastructure and Development Geoff Rollinson said the first stage of Cobden Street upgrade has begun, which includes upgrades to the sub-surface drainage.

“Works started recently with the upgrade to drainage, the next stages will include improving the road surface quality and heavy vehicle access to the facility,” Mr Rollinson said.

“The improved connectivity with the VicRoads and Council road networks between the bunkers, silos and freight train loading is imperative to the local economy and investment at this location improves the supply chain for the broader region” Mr Rollinson said.

The $492,000 project, which includes a financial contribution from Council’s 2016/2017 Budget, will make a significant improvement to local heavy vehicle drivers, as well as the community. Works are anticipated to be completed by mid-April 2017.

For more information please contact Council on 5450 9333 or visit council’s website


Date: 1 March 2017

Media contact: Katrina Thorne T. 03 5450 9333 M. 0409 616 627