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There is a renewed push in central Victoria for the State Government to build a regional rail link from Geelong to Bendigo, via Ballarat.
Earlier this year, the Government's $2 million feasibility study on developing the train line found it was too expensive.
However, Carisbrook engineer Noel Laidlaw did his own analysis that showed the line could be built for much cheaper.
Mr Laidlaw says locals are now planning a 'walk the line' protest to lobby the Government to reconsider the project.
He says residents have formed a Rail Revival Group, which will be lobbying the State Government to reconsider the project.
"What we really need to do with the Railway Revival Group is to show them that there's a big demand out there, that the community really wants this," he said.
"We've had overwhelming interest ... and we've invited the Minister, we've invited the pollies, we've invited all sorts of people to come along and have their say.
"If they don't really agree with us well we'll have to rethink our strategy but we've got a state election coming up, there's some fairly interesting seats in central Victoria. I think that politicians generally would be silly to not look at a community movement like we've got going."
Quite a bit of discussion is already available for reading at: http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11367124.htm
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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