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Victorian Act No 2769, "An Act to authorise the Construction by the State of a Line of Railway from Bittern to Red Hill". This act set in train the approvals necessary for the construction to take place. Section 18 of Act No 2715 the "Railways Lands Acquisition Act, 1915" provided the authority for the establishment of Railway Constructioin Trusts. Further section 42(1) gave a Railway Trust the power to levy rates.
The Bittern to Red Hill Railway Construction Trust was established by 1921. The functions of the Trust included the ability to charge rates to enable the construction of a railway between Bittern and Red Hill, to purchase land for the purposes of the construction and to administer monies received.
The Trust was abolished circa 1924 having fulfilled the functions for which it was created.