Final hours for rail roundhouse

NOT BACKING DOWN: Railway roundhouse proponents Wayne Philp (back left), Peter Woodruff, Helen Beveridge, Neville Moody, Shane Ferrari, Heather Kellas (front left), Isabelle Harris, 3 and Julianne Woodruff rally at the site yesterday ahead of expected demolitions works today.
Pictures: SANDRA MORELLO

DEMOLITION works at Mount Gambier’s 65-year-old railway roundhouse site are under way following the transport department signally the start of the structure’s demise.

Heavy machinery moved onto the site this morning to begin the two week demolition process.

While protesters gathered at the site and blocked the entrance to the site, contractors moved in by using another entrance.

The small protest was peaceful with a lone protester moving away from the heavy machinery after police arrived.

News the demolition is imminent sparked a last minute call from campaigners for the fire damaged structure to be saved.

It is understood works were halted yesterday due

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