Multi-Million Dollar Train Maintenance Facility in #Wyong Shire to Create Hundreds of Local Jobs #CentralCoast
Wyong Shire Council Media Release
16th September 2015
Multi-Million Dollar Train Maintenance Facility in Wyong Shire to Create Hundreds of Local Jobs
A new multi-million dollar train maintenance facility that is expected to create hundreds of construction jobs and ongoing employment is proposed to be located in Wyong Shire by the NSW Government.
Mayor Doug Eaton OAM said it was great news that Transport for NSW had identified a proposed site in Kangy Angy for a maintenance hub for their next generation Intercity Fleet.
”This is a big project for the Central Coast, and shows a great deal of confidence in the area from the NSW Government,” Mayor Eaton said.
“Transport for NSW is spending billions of dollars on this brand new fleet of trains and this will be the main location in NSW where they will come for maintenance,” he added.
“They have spent over 12 months planning the procurement of the trains and researching appropriate sites for the maintenance facility.
“It is a win-win for Wyong Shire residents,” he said.
“Not only will the railyards create hundreds of jobs directly, it also provides an opportunity for flow on to local businesses to supply products and services to the facility.
“Importantly, it will also resolve access issues for local residents with the NSW Government investigating constructing a new access road linking Orchard Road with Bridge Street, creating alternative access from local properties to the Pacific Highway.”
“I understand that Transport for NSW held a meeting with some of the directly affected local residents yesterday to explain the proposal. They have indicated to us that some neighbouring properties will need to be acquired.”
As plans develop Transport for NSW will continue to talk to the local community about the project.
Mayor Eaton OAM said that Council is not the authorising body for this development but will consider selling Council land.
“Transport for NSW will need to undertake all the required due diligence and studies on the site to prepare their planning proposal which will be publically exhibited in 2016.”