Latest news- December 2022

Stage two of the Maryborough Railway Station Activation project will commence in January.

To make way for the project to begin, the Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre will be relocated to a new temporary home.

The Centre will close its doors at its current home at the Station from 5pm on 8 January 2023.

From 9am 14 January 2023, you will find our Visitor Information Centre team located just down the road at 53 Burns Street, Maryborough.

The Centre will be at this temporary location until mid-year as the works on the Station continue.

Central Goldfields Shire Mayor Cr Grace La Vella said the Visitor Information Centre will have the same opening hours and same friendly staff – just in a different location.

“The new, temporary location of the Centre is just a hop, skip and a jump from its current location.

“This means visitors who go to the Station looking for the Visitor Information Centre will easily be able to find our friendly team.

“It’s great that this exciting redevelopment is about to get underway.”

Barpa Pty Ltd, an Australian indigenous construction company – were awarded the contract for the works in October earlier this year following a public tender process.

Building on initial improvement works to the Station completed as part of Stage One of the project in March 2021, Stage Two will transform the Maryborough Railway Station into a visitor and activity hub that will accommodate a mix of tourism, commercial transport and community uses

Stage Two of the project includes:

■ Refurbishment of the Visitor Information Centre interior – along with new entrance doors from the platform

■ Installation of digital infrastructure and interpretative experiences

■ Upgrades to the co-working spaces

■ Provision of artist studio spaces for talks, exhibitions, classes and an artist hub

■ Improvements to accessibility and landscaping

■ A sculpture garden

■ Other refurbishment and upgrade works

Stage Two is jointly funded with $1.8 million from the Victorian Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund (Regional Infrastructure Fund) and $200,000 from Council.

The Maryborough Railway Station Activation Project is one of Council's Priority Projects and was also identified as a key project in the Economic Development and Tourism and Events Strategies.

The construction phase of the project is expected to generate an estimated 20 jobs. Once complete, the project is expected to generate five on-going local jobs as a result of extra economic activity and lead to around $9 million additional visitor expenditure in the shire over a 10-year period.

For more information on the project visit:

Signage will be displayed at the Station to direct people to the temporary site of the Visitor Information Centre.

To keep up-to-date with what’s happening at the Visitor Information Centre head to, follow Visit Maryborough & Surrounds on Facebook or phone 1800 356 511.

What did Stage One of the project involve?

The first stage of the activation project was completed in March 2021 with the relocation of the Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre and the opening of a new Co-Working Space.

Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre

With a large floorplan, expanded carparking - including capacity for caravans – as well as an existing on-site café – the Station will offer visitors to our Shire an impressive first impression of our region.

The Visitor Information Centre is located in the space next to The Railway Café (south side of the Railway Station building).

The Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre is open seven days a week, 9am to 5pm (except Good Friday and Christmas Day).

Central Goldfields Co-Working Space

The new Central Goldfields Co-Working Space provides business start-ups, community groups or those wanting to work away from home a space to work.

Located in the north side of the Station building, the Space comes fully equipped with a meeting table, high speed internet, printing/photocopying/scanning, 3D printing, video conferencing, secure lockers and a kitchenette.

The Co-Working Space offers users the flexibility of hiring a desk or co-working space for a day or several days across a defined period.

To find out more about the Co-Working Space and if you are interested in using it as a space to work contact Council’s Economic Development Officer Brian Gould on 0419 762 793 or email