he development and beautification of the Horsham Rail Corridor is a priority project of Council. We continue to work with Vic Track focussed on the process and timelines for the remediation of contaminated land and transfer of land to Council for future development of the area.
Stage 1 – new recreational and open spaces
- development of around six hectares of passive open space
- creation of an east-west pedestrian/cycling spine
- improved car parking provision at the new Silo art project
The development of a landscaping plan for the railway corridor has commenced, land transfer negotiations are progressing with VicTrack.
Stage 2 – new and enhanced connections across the railway line
Council wants to improve connectivity between Horsham North and Central Horsham through the installation of a fully compliant underpass in the rail corridor. This underpass will need to link to east and west shared path connections as well as to the railway station/bus interchange and roads to the north and south.
A consultant will be engaged who has specialist skills in underpass design to determine the best location for a fully compliant underpass in the Horsham Rail Corridor between Wawunna Road and Kalkee Road.
Council has allocated funding for an assessment to be carried out so that schematic designs can be developed for a new underpass with estimated costings.
Improve the perception of Horsham North and re-integration of Horsham North into the wider community.
Improving accessibility to the central activity district, health services and education.