As Reference Design progressed for Inland Rail in Benalla, it became evident that the Signal Hut needed to be removed because it conflicts with future rail and pedestrian infrastructure due to clearance and sight distance issues.
ARTC commissioned an independent structural engineering assessment of the Signal Hut to understand the condition of the building and its potential for repurposing some elements.
The report details the severe dilapidated condition of the structure, the risk to public safety and need for its removal. It concludes that due to the severity of dilapidation only items of significance may be salvageable.
ARTC Inland Rail understand the value of the Signal Hut to the community and will continue to engage with them to consider the potential for repurposing some elements.