State Government reps to meet with Council

Kangy Angy, Ettalong on agenda.

State Government reps to meet with Council NSW Government

The state government has confirmed it will meet with Central Coast Council within the next two weeks, to discuss the Kangy Angy rail maintenance facility.

 

It follows Council resolving on Monday night to ask the government to halt all construction on the development, if the meeting didn't occur.

 

Parliamentary Secretary for the Coast Scot MacDonald says they're hoping to establish better communication with the new council than what they had with Gosford and Wyong.

 

"We have a meeting scheduled in the next couple of weeks to run through a range of projects - including Mangrove Mountain, Ettalong Channel, Kangy Angy," Mr MacDonald said.

 

"We hope it will open up relationship with state government that's transparent and honest... I don't think that was there so well in the past leading up to the amalgamation. There were come activities that went on with the old councils that could have been handled better."

 

The local government is hoping their state counterparts will consider somewhere else for their yard to repair the new intercity fleet of trains - sharing in Kangy Angy residents' concerns about noise pollution and environmental destruction.

 

But it looks unlikely the state government will change its mind, with construction already underway. Instead Mr MacDonald expects the meeting to involve them explaining how they reached the decision to approve the Railyards in their current location.

 

"It is on record Transport for NSW has approved Kangy Angy," he said. 

 

"It's been long process, about 18 months or so, but I think Council's got every right to have a look at that and talk to us about their concerns."

 

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