Holstein to seek council support for rail underpass
Deputy mayor Cr Chris Holstein is to formally seek council's support to re-engage the NSW Government in talks to replace the Rawson Rd railway level crossing.
Cr Holstein said he will take a motion to the March 12 council meeting calling for the level crossing project to be reconsidered by council and the NSW Government.
"Quite simply, I am bringing the issue back to the table and, in an election year, calling the NSW Government back to the table," he said.
"It has not and it will not go away.
"It is still a safety issue and it is still a transport and access issue for the Peninsula so we have got to address the issue."
Cr Holstein said he would also be encouraging discussions about the project with the NSW Labor Opposition.
"I believe the Shadow Minister for the Central Coast, Mr David Harris, has already said he would be doing something," he said.
"We can build tunnels under Sydney Harbour so surely we can build a 200 metre wide tunnel under the railway line."
The NSW Government withdrew funding for the project in 2016.
Interview, 7 Mar 2018
Chris Holstein, Central Coast Council
Reporter: Jackie Pearson
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