Puffing Billy Needs Saving
Puffing Billy is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. Hundreds of thousands of locals and tourists visit it every year. In fact, the train carried a record number of passengers in the last financial year. The railway plays an important role in our community supporting local jobs and businesses. It delivers a massive economic benefit of $23 million per year for our region.
However, despite huge popularity and the hard work of hundreds of volunteers, this iconic tourist attraction is struggling to keep up with rising costs. Puffing Billy needs investment from the state government to survive but the Baillieu Government is refusing to commit the funds.
Tell the Baillieu Government Puffing Billy is too important to lose. Sign the petition attached and send it to my office at 1635 Burwood Highway, Belgrave Victoria 3160.
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Warning Puffing Billy at risk, Asher cool on cash help
The Age | 14 September 2011
The operators of much-loved steam train Puffing Billy warn the tourist railway’s survival is at risk unless it receives an urgent cash injection to fund work on its ageing infrastructure.