Though your suggestion has merit...community support in western Victoria cannot be 'gauged' as there are MANY aspects to the old stations that have to be complied with, such as was done at Stawell, Horsham and Nhill to make them DDA compliant. But Murtoa is still stuck in a 1990's time warp as is Dunkeld and Hamilton.
Murtoa is currently being worked on and has been being worked on since the 12th of February until the 31st of July.
Below is quoted from a source;
"VicTrack are required to conduct refurbishment works to the old Murtoa station building and immediate surrounds."
"Prior to the works commencing, a temporary fence shall be installed along the platform outside the station and secured
to the existing canopy posts."