Station repairs near

Repairs to the heritage-listed Tantanoola Railway Station have drawn closer thanks to a Federal Government grant of more than $11,000,

The Tantanoola Progress Association said receiving this grant allows the residents of Tantanoola to begin the restoration of the dilapidated colonial-era buildings and preserve the history of the town.

“This is stage one of the total project which also includes the restoration of the Goods Shed and will complement the upgrade of the central area of Tantanoola,” an association spokesperson said.

The association was re-formed in 2021 and it had already secured a smaller grant for the work from Wattle Range Council.

Back in its earlier days in the 1980s, the Tantanoola Progress Association planted dozens of trees in the vicinity of the station buildings and rail yards.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said round seven of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program was aimed at funding projects that delivered social and economic benefits and form part of the government’s continuing commitment to strengthen local communities across Australia.

“Community organisations are so important to the fabric of regional communities,” Mr Pasin said.

“The Stronger Communities Program is about strengthening those local organisations to ensure they remain vibrant and sustainable into the future.”

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