Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Mr Scot MacDonald, performed a sod turn to mark the start of major construction of the new Intercity Fleet Maintenance Facility at Kangy Angy.
He said the project would boost employment and skills on the Central Coast. “When complete, the facility will service and maintain more than 500 train carriages being delivered by the NSW Government as part of the new Intercity Fleet project,” he said. “The new fleet will provide more reliable and comfortable journeys for customers travelling to and from the Central Coast, Newcastle, Blue Mountains and South Coast. “The transition to major construction, including site clearing and piling, is now underway,” Mr MacDonald said.
“The $300m investment in the maintenance facility at Kangy Angy is expected to create 300 positions during construction, and 200 positions in operation, for the Central Coast,” he said. “During construction, there are opportunities for traineeship and apprenticeship programs to provide on the job training and create much needed jobs for locals. “Once built, the operation of the facility will also include ongoing apprenticeships, internships, local workforce hire and work experience placements via engagements with local universities, TAFEs and other colleges.
“Kangy Angy will be the primary location for the maintenance of the new Intercity Fleet and is set to open its doors in 2020. “Construction of the facility will include about six kilometres of electrifi ed rail lines, offi ces, ancillary buildings, amenities and staff parking. “An access road for local residents, via a new bridge, will connect Enterprise Dve to Orchard Rd.”
Source: Media release, May 21 Kit Hale, office of Scot MacDonald