Central Coast Commuters Association’s newly elected President, Eddie Ellis, says his main focus is trying to ensure that the $30M allocated by the Federal Government to upgrade commuter parking at Gosford Station is used for that purpose and not given to the Central Coast Council for its own use.
“I would like to see the current car park in Showground Rd reinforced to allow for nine extra levels to be added, then add extra levels as and when needed,” Ellis said.
“I also see the need to introduce quickly the new carriages, thus enabling more carriages to be added, particularly for commuters at peak times.
“We have also been trying for some time to speed up the train journey from Gosford to Central,
“It used to be achieved in 60 minutes – it now takes considerably longer.
“Gladys Berejiklian commissioned a report on how to achieve this when she was Transport Minister and we are anxiously waiting for it.”
Ellis was appointed President following the recent death of former President, Kevin Parish.
He was formerly Vice President of the group.
Ellis has been a member of the Association for over 25 years.
He has a long history of community service, being the President of the Copacabana Progress and Community Associations for 10 years, and now a Lifetime Member.
He served on the Gosford Council Traffic Committee for over 15 years.
Ellis was also a member of the Diaconate of the Green Point Baptist Church, and served on various committees over the years.
He was also a Director of the Green Point Christian College, later becoming the Board Chairman.
In 2011 he received the NSW Premier’s Community Service Award.
The new Vice President is Chris Hattley.
Any commuter concerns can be reported to 0408 439-777.
Media release, Mar 30
Central Coast Commuters Association