MEDIA RELEASE - Brookton Railway Station

Published on Friday, 19 February 2021 at 8:31:57 AM


From the Shire President – Cr Katrina Crute
To the Community,

On behalf of Council, I would like to thank the Community for its ongoing support and patience as we work through a number issues with regards to the Railway Station. As has been previously communicated with you, overcoming the land tenure for the Station was a considerable hurdle.

I am pleased to inform the community that at last night's Ordinary Meeting, the Council agreed to apply to the Minister for Lands for approval to create a new Crown Reserve with a designated purpose of “Railway Heritage and Community Use” (or something similar), with a Management Order to be granted to the Shire of Brookton. This application to the Minister has the written support of the Public Transport Authority who currently hold the rights to this land, and ownership of the Railway Station Building.

While there is a still a long road ahead, the Council intends to run some of the processes concurrently to try and shorten the time frame. To this end, Council anticipates that at some point in 2021 we will be asking you, the Community, to participate in a public consultation period like that which we conducted with the Town Hall. We encourage you to get involved and present your feedback and views as this helps inform Council in its deliberations to arrive at a final decision on the future of the Railway Station.

Once again, thank you for your patience.


Cr Katrina Crute on behalf of the Shire of Brookton Councillor’s.

19 February 2021

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