Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Is there still a station building and platform at Yendon

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  wongm GEEWONG
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
What happened to It as It was one of the 6 large bluestone stations built between Geelong and Ballarat (mmm) East

Moorabool
Bannockburn
Lethbridge
Meredith
Lal Lal
Yendon

Note the main station building at Lal Lal and Yendon was on the down side of the line, maybe for people going to Ballarat

Does It go In the same boat as Branxholme, Condah, Portland North, Portland etc, historic stations buildings lost
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
Moorabool - private home
Bannockburn - bed and breakfast
Lethbridge - was a private home, now empty and vandalised
Meredith - private home
Lal Lal - private home, look a bit empty last time I was there
Yendon - nothing



Wasn't Portland North a 1960s fibre cement shack? Confused
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Moorabool - private home
Bannockburn - bed and breakfast
Lethbridge - was a private home, now empty and vandalised
Meredith - private home
Lal Lal - private home, look a bit empty last time I was there
Yendon - nothing



Wasn't Portland North a 1960s fibre cement shack? Confused
"wongm"


The platform Is bluestone and the footings of the station look like they were stone

Any one know, I'd say It would of been like Heywood, Dunkeld, Glenthompson and  Willaura,  stations

I remember going to LETHBRIDGE about 7 years ago and there was a board with a timetable for a train going from Ballarat to Queenscliff (the station looked abandon and forgotten
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
Bulldozed in the late 1960's.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Bulldozed in the late 1960's.
"TheRev"


Same fate as Ballarat East hey or did It burn down

Looking at the station In one of the country railway stations of Victoria books, the station was a fine looking building, beautifully crafted out of Bluestone

And some pencil pusher probably destroyed It
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
It didn't burn, it was flattened because it wasn't needed anymore. Taradale station is nearly identical to the building which was at Yendon.

Back in the late '60's / 1970's and '80's, many historic rail structures were flattened for the same reason. There just wasn't a large active preservation movement for historic buildings and structures back then as there is now, and it was accepted as the done thing.

Ballarat East was pulled down most likely for the same reason, but a lot of the bluestone was re-claimed and used in the extensions to the former "Montrose Cottage", Eureka Street.
  Ads Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I have tried on a few occasions over the last 5 years to apply for the rent/lease contract of both Lal Lal and Lethbridge stations.

During these times VicTrack seemed quite disinterested and unenthusiastic with the idea and made the whole process sound quite longwinded and unnecessary.

Such a shame to see these buildings of Victoria's history just be let to go to waste and ruin. Especially when there are many people out there willing to restore these buildings off their own backs and with their own money.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
I have tried on a few occasions over the last 5 years to apply for the rent/lease contract of both Lal Lal and Lethbridge stations.

During these times VicTrack seemed quite disinterested and unenthusiastic with the idea and made the whole process sound quite longwinded and unnecessary.

Such a shame to see these buildings of Victoria's history just be let to go to waste and ruin. Especially when there are many people out there willing to restore these buildings off their own backs and with their own money.
"Ads"


That Is spot on there are many Public/Government owned building around the State (Stations, Schools etc) that are not In use and have little prospects of being used for their original Intended purpose, That are just going to waste.
Why can't the Government wake up and see that these buildings are surplus to there needs and lease them out to the the most viable tender, In some cases on a caretaker (no rent) basis

I would like to see every disused Railway Station In Victoria to be lived In by people who are prepared to preserve them and keep the historic buildings safe from vanillism, fire, water leaks, mould, etc and Excavator's / D9's
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
The Government don't lease the building out directly. They have a real estate agent which handles station leases. Blaming the government is futile. It is the real estate agent you need to follow up.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
The Government don't lease the building out directly. They have a real estate agent which handles station leases. Blaming the government is futile. It is the real estate agent you need to follow up.
"TheRev"

Well who ever It Is they ain't doing a very good job, and they need to pull their act together and get the right people Into these historic public buildings
  MOM Chief Commissioner

Location: here, there, everywhere....
It's also very difficult to re-open a station once you have leased out the building...Think about it...
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
It's also very difficult to re-open a station once you have leased out the building...Think about it...
"MOM"


Put a clause In the lease that the platform must be retained as a public access area (like a footpath)
  MOM Chief Commissioner

Location: here, there, everywhere....
Who would want ot lease it...?

Thye problem here is no one on this list (except for a minority), just don't see the commercial (or practical) nature of running a business. Many still argue for bring back steam trains...lol...

Give me one reason why you would want the public entering your leased land for no return, other than a gunzel?   ..let's get real...
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
It's also very difficult to re-open a station once you have leased out the building...Think about it...
"MOM"

The station building at Rosedale on the Eastern line is leased out but the passenger platform is still in use.:
[img]http://wongm.railgeelong.com/eastern-line-misc/image/500/D672_7262.jpg[/img]

Unfortunately the station yard looks like a prison since V/Line put up 2 metre high welded mesh fences on every side.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Who would want ot lease it...?

Thye problem here is no one on this list (except for a minority), just don't see the commercial (or practical) nature of running a business. Many still argue for bring back steam trains...lol...

Give me one reason why you would want the public entering your leased land for no return, other than a gunzel?   ..let's get real...
"MOM"


The tenant would lease the station building only, not the station grounds

And who might lease the station building ?

Gunzels?

If disused stations around the State can be lived In by good tenants, V/Line could run a compertition for the best keep station and have a very healthy reward for the winner and runner up
(VR used to do something like this)

People who like the Idea of living In a historic building with minimal rent ?
  MOM Chief Commissioner

Location: here, there, everywhere....
Only dreamers come up with ideas like that....
  luznug Banned

Location: Banned
Who would want ot lease it...?

Thye problem here is no one on this list (except for a minority), just don't see the commercial (or practical) nature of running a business. Many still argue for bring back steam trains...lol...

Give me one reason why you would want the public entering your leased land for no return, other than a gunzel?   ..let's get real...
"MOM"


The tenant would lease the station building only, not the station grounds

And who might lease the station building ?

Gunzels?

If disused stations around the State can be lived In by good tenants, V/Line could run a compertition for the best keep station and have a very healthy reward for the winner and runner up
(VR used to do something like this)

People who like the Idea of living In a historic building with minimal rent ?
"Nightfire"


How about West Footscary Signal Box?
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
The Government don't lease the building out directly. They have a real estate agent which handles station leases. Blaming the government is futile. It is the real estate agent you need to follow up.
"TheRev"

Well who ever It Is they ain't doing a very good job, and they need to pull their act together and get the right people Into these historic public buildings
"Nightfire"
My suggestion here would be if you think this is the case, get off your chair and go and help if you don't think they are doing enough.
Find out how you can help the real estate agents to promote getting tennants for them.
  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

Victrack outsources the leasing of unwanted station buildings to Private Real Estate Agents . However the onerous conditions, guarantees, insurance requirements etc imposed on tenants by Vic Track via the Agents deter most prospective tenants .  Perfectly good stations like Little River are empty because Victrack would rather impose ridiculous conditions and have then empty . A pro-active Minister might make for a change of Government attitude .

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