New life for Queenscliff Station
Work is underway to renew the heritage listed Queenscliff Station building, preserving it for future generations and providing a major boost for the historic Bellarine Railway.
This is an important development for one of Victoria’s most significant railway stations – and for the last 40 years part of a tourism drawcard for the Bellarine Peninsula.
Constructed in 1881, the station is architecturally significant as it is the earliest built tourist-oriented type of railway station – a purpose it still performs to this day as part of the heritage Bellarine Railway. Featuring a large waiting area, the station was designed to cater for large numbers of tourists at peak holiday times.
State Government funding will allow the station to draw tourists for years to come, with repairs including restumping, re-roofing, replacing and repairing timber, painting, and fitting a new kitchen and toilet.
Tourist heritage group the Bellarine Railway who operate the heritage line, has used the Queenscliff Station building for decades. The works will ensure the building can continue to be used by them in the future, supporting tourism and jobs on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Works will be completed by November.