Victorian Goldfields Railway
Victorian Goldfields Railway

1997

May - August
1997
New business plan developed, workshops conducted during period May - August.
Meetings and negotiations with Dept. Premier & Cabinet, Dept. Tourism, Mount Alexander Shire Council, Council Engineer, Council Heritage Advisors.
 

July
1997
CMRPS 1997 Annual General Meeting held at Northern Hotel, Castlemaine
 

August
1997
Rotary Club of Castlemaine approves donation of $11,600 for completion of restoration of Castlemaine Turntable. Work on turntable held-over pending out come of Community Support Fund application for Castlemaine-Muckleford Restoration Project as this amount is incorporated in community input value.
 

October
1997
Mount Alexander Shire Council pledges $210,000 support for Muckleford - Castlemaine restoration over three financial years as its part of community input value for C.S.Fund application.
 

1997
Castlemaine - CMRPS leases station building on island platform.
 

October
1997
Application for $2m funding for Muckleford to Castlemaine Restoration Project submitted to Victorian Community Support Fund. 
 

1997
Trading name - VICTORIAN GOLDFIELDS RAILWAY - registered and adopted for use in marketing of the Castlemaine & Maldon Railway.
 

1997
Castlemaine - Centre span of Steel bridge over Pyrenees Highway, Castlemaine removed and transported to Muckleford Station by VicRoads - pending (i) roadworks to lower carriageway under bridge and (ii) repairs to span.