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ARTC Glenrowan Plans

ARTC Glenrowan Plans

Overpass will still go ahead

Controversy continues over plans for the Inland Rail Project, with concerns over heritage sites in Glenrowan.

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The 1700 kilometre rail track, which will go from Melbourne to Brisbane, has been faced with fierce community opposition in the North East.

And now the community of Glenrowan is up in arms, with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) saying they will push ahead with their plans for an overpass in the town.

Overpasses had been planned in Euroa, Benalla and Glenrowan, to allow trains with double-stacked containers to pass beneath.

But the Glenrowan community is concerned and overpass will reduce access to the historic site of Ned Kelly's last stand.

The location of the 1880 siege is an enormous drawcard for visitors to the area, and locals are worried this will ruin tourism.

The ARTC's decision comes after the body was told by the government that they can proceed in Glenrowan without further EPBC heritage assessment.

They have said they will explore the option of an "underpass" in Euroa, and other options in Benalla, like a bridge replacement over the rail line further north of the station.

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