Tender released for Bendigo Tramways expansion
The Bendigo Tramways expansion is another step closer, with the project now out to tender.
The $10.7 million project is being delivered by the Victorian Government in partnership with the City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo Heritage Attractions, to create additional storage space and deliver upgraded workshop equipment to restore heritage rolling stock.
The expansion will also enable Bendigo Tramways to increase the number of trams they restore, creating more jobs and generating economic activity in central Victoria.
The release of the tender follows a period of community consultation and design work for the project, with a high-level concept design for the expansion presented to the community last year.
This feedback led to the design being further refined, with locals given another chance to provide their comments and input, particularly on the new storage facilities and how construction impacts can be minimised.
The feedback received was then taken into account when putting together the detailed development plan and informed the planning approvals process.
Works on the project are scheduled to get underway later this year.