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Council property services programme manager Andy Syme yesterday confirmed a request for tenders on the Government Electronic Tender Service "involves repairs to the exterior of the 114-year-old building".
"This includes repairs to parts of the roof, exterior walls, ornate fixtures and stonework," he said in an emailed response from the council.
The "stage 1" Railway Station Remedial Works tender closes on June 23.
The council could not provide a budget for the work as the tender process was under way, he said.
The request for tenders notice states subsequent stages 2 and 3 were planned for the "next couple of years" and would be tendered separately.
"The exterior of the railway station, with many of its ornate features are in need of repairs, restoring this building as close as we can to a new state," the notice reads.
The contract value is not specified and the notice states responses should be "separated by price and non-price components".
Mr Syme said the project was likely to happen in three stages.
"Different areas of the building will be repaired at each stage but the repair work will be the same across the building," he said.
"We hope the first stage of work will begin in a few months. This building requires specialist work, so it's likely to take some time and it may be a few years before all the repairs are completed."