Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC today performed a sod turn to mark the start of major construction of the New Intercity Fleet maintenance facility at Kangy Angy, a project that will 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. 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 $300 million 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.”
“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 electrified rail lines, offices, ancillary buildings, amenities and staff parking.”
“An access road for local residents via a new bridge will connect Enterprise Drive to Orchard Road.”
To find out more about the project visit https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/current-projects/new-intercity-fleet-program-maintenance-facility