Miniature Railway.

Would you like to see a miniature railway in North Geelong? Geelong Miniature Railway Inc and the Lions Club of Corio Norlane Inc, have come together, and joined forces to make this happen. This exciting and unique project will provide an affordable outdoor family recreational activity within a safe and inviting environment. The miniature railway would be a 7 ¼ inch and 5 inch passenger carrying railway.

The miniature railway site will offer a place for people from all socio-economic demographics to participate and forget life’s trudges for a while. Geelong Miniature railway plans to construct a fully equipped fabrication workshop, which will allow us to teach and train the wider Community trade-based skills from welding, metal fabrication, electronics, spray painting, small engine repairs, and much more…

Involvement in the project will minimize the issues of isolation, loneliness and depression among interested members from our community.

Both Clubs have a great interest in our youth and want to engage with local youth and teach them trade skills on and off local high school campuses. Skills learnt through the project, will give students an advantage, when applying for trade-based apprenticeships and employment.

We are hoping that involvement by our youth in the miniature railway will provide an interest and purpose that may contribute to the effort in reducing youth mental health issues and crime.

The closure of several large businesses within our region, has seen thousands of highly skilled trade-based employees being retrenched. We want them to make contact with us and volunteer their skills, and pass on their skills to other members of the club.

This is a fantastic tourist opportunity, just minutes from the ring road, that will see many families and railway enthusiast from all over our region and Victoria attending the railway. Over time we envision our proposed railway will, become a significant tourism asset for Geelong and the surrounding communities.

We are currently seeking 20,000 signatures of interest for a miniature railway on Sutcliffe Reserve, Plantation Rd. Corio. We want to change Geelong Council’s previous decision with regards to the site.

If you want to know more about this planned project or if you would like to get involved or support the project call Geelong Miniature railway on 0473306852.

If you could help us by signing a letter of support, please email us for the letter, then return it to the same email address, by end the of August. 

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