The South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Duplication project traverses the traditional lands and waterways of the Wadawurrung People. Before the project started, we engaged with Wadwaurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation to help us understand the area and establish some themes and opportunities to influence the urban design and public art that will be delivered by the project.

In response to that engagement, we developed three overarching principles for the project:  
*Healing Country
*Connecting to Country
*Journeys on Country.

This project is about more than improved train services: it’s also about building connections to the unique places in this community.

We’re doing this by sharing and revealing stories, celebrating important industrial and sporting heritage, and designing new buildings and landscapes that embrace the region’s resilient and creative future.

By delivering five kilometres of new walking and cycling paths, several public art commissions for local and Wadawurrung artists and designers, architecturally-designed stations and bridges, and new landscapes incorporating water sensitive urban design, canopy trees, and opportunities for play and recreation, the project will leave a positive legacy for local communities and broader Geelong region.

Public artworks delivered by the project will be guided by Regional Rail Revival Creative Strategy which is committed to enhancing people’s experience of journey and place by working with regional artists and communities.

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