THE Victorian state government’s development arm, VicTrack, is rerouting rail tracks in Wodonga, at the New South Wales state border. The decision will open up 40 hectares of land in the town centre, allowing the construction of a mini-city – speculated to include a new city square, and a five star hotel. “Because the railRead more
A HISTORIC homestead, on a 12 hectare estate near the Murray River in Wodonga has hit the market for the first time in 88 years.
The eight-bedroom de Kerilleau mansion, built in 1870, will be auctioned next month after about another 12 hectares – once part of the estate – was subdivided.
Governor Sir Charles Bowen stayed at de Kerilleau in 1873, when the Melbourne to Wodonga railway opened, commemorating the event by planting a Moreton Bay Fig Tree at the estate which still stands.
The property’s sprawling land also includes trees dating from pre-settlement.Read more