Albury Railway chimney fix keeps history in one piece

CHIMNEYS at Albury Railway Station are receiving a facelift to prevent them falling apart.

Work started yesterday to patch cracks to the chimneys’ brickwork and mortar on the same day member for Albury Greg Aplin announced $400,000 would be spent to improve the station’s bus interchange.

Mr Aplin made the announcement via a statement but was unavailable to comment.

He said the bus interchange revamp was part of a NSW government initiative to deliver accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure where it was most needed.

Mr Aplin said the work included resurfacing the road on Railway Place, line marking, construction of kerb and guttering, new signage, landscaping and improvements to footpaths and the existing disabled parking area.

“The interchange upgrade will really boost the look and feel of the area, provide better accessibility for customers and have a positive impact for local businesses,” he said.

“This will benefit the entire Border community and improve conditions for travellers.”

Construction is due to start next month.

Contractors from Ried Constructions and Dunn’s Twin City Cranes worked together to patch the chimneys.

Rigger Gavin Chesser said fixing the chimneys would ensure there was no further deterioration that might threaten public safety.

“The chimneys aren’t too bad but you need maintenance here and there to keep it preserved,” he said.

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