Car sanitiser station a hit with taxis, Uber and hire vehicles

Point to Point worker Lachlan Grimston works on sanitising a taxi

The State Government’s new sanitisation station at West Gosford has seen almost 500 point-to-point vehicles pass through since it opened on July 29.

Available for one visit each day by taxis, Ubers, hire vehicles and community transport vehicles, the service is completely free.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said the station was also creating new job opportunities for Central Coast residents, with 16 staff members employed.

“It’s fantastic that every single one of the 16 people employed at the sanitisation station is a Central Coast local,” he said.

“Central Coast Taxis is contracted by the NSW Government to operate the station and has committed to also provide long-term job opportunities for these staff.”

Crouch said the service will help to keep drivers and passengers safe during COVID-19.

“Vehicle sanitisation includes disinfecting high-touch areas like outside and inside door handles, window controls, headrests and payment terminals,” he said.

“The NSW Government has worked hard to create a COVID-safe public transport system, but we also want to ensure local taxis and Ubers are also COVID-safe.

“NSW Government vehicles including ambulance, police and HealthShare vehicles are also eligible for the service to further support the needs of our most vulnerable passengers.”

The sanitisation station is open from 7am to 7pm on weekdays and from 8am to 5pm on Saturdays at Merinee Rd West Gosford.

Media release, Aug 18
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch