Look at alternatives to rail crossing, says chamber

A northbound train approaches the level crossing at Woy WoyA northbound train approaches the level crossing at Woy Woy

The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has called for the NSW Government and Central Coast Council to restart discussions about the rail level crossing in Woy Woy.
“It is time to go back to basics and look at what the alternatives are to the proposal that was rejected by the NSW Government at the base of Bulls Hill,” Chamber president Mr Matthew Wales said.
“It is time to look at alternatives to the level crossing replacement because it is pointless to resurrect the Bulls Hill proposal.
“I think we need to be realistic and consider the long-term strategy of duplicating Brisbane Water Dr,” he said.
Mr Wales said he believed there was a need to examine whether it would be more cost-effective to expand Brisbane Water Dr to four lanes all the way from Woy Woy to West Gosford.
“I think we need to consider that as part of our long term planning,” he said.
“If the underpass option was costed at in excess of $100 million then it is pointless for the former Member for Gosford, Cr Chris Holstein, to be throwing the blame back at the NSW Government when he failed to prosecute the project while in Government and it was ill-conceived from the very beginning.”

SOURCE:
Interview, 12 Oct 2017
Matthew Wales, Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Reporter: Jackie Pearson

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