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Scone rail level crossing options on display for community comment

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MEDIA RELEASE THE HON JOEL FITZGIBBON MP MEMBER FOR HUNTER CHIEF GOVERNMENT WHIP ___________________________________________________________

12 November 2012


Members of the public are invited to have their say on options to address the impact of the railway crossing at the New England Highway and Kelly Street at Scone.

Federal Member for Hunter, Joel Fitzgibbon, encouraged the community to make the most of the opportunity to comment.

“The public can now make their thoughts known on the five options derived from investigations undertaken and stakeholder consultation. All feedback will be considered in a value management workshop which will inform a decision on the preferred route option.”

“The sessions are informal and the community is welcome to attend at any time during the session. The team will take feedback and answer any questions,” said Mr Fitzgibbon.

“The value management workshop will be held on Tuesday 11 December with the project team, council, government agencies, other key stakeholders.

“Participants will assess the five route options based on the outcomes of the technical and environmental investigations and the issues raised in the submissions received.

“Members of the community are invited to nominate themselves to attend, and have until COB Friday 30 November to do so. Written submissions also close at COB on this date,” said Mr Fitzgibbon.

Community drop in sessions will be held on Thursday 22 November and Friday 23 November at the following locations:

• Space at Campbell’s Corner Cnr Kelly and Liverpool streets at Scone Thursday 22 November from 1pm to 3pm Friday 23 November from 10am to 12pm

• Bill Rose Sports Complex Kingdon Street at Scone Thursday 22 November from 4.30pm to 7pm

The community update and further information is available to view on the RMS website:

Media Contact: Christine Boyd 0488 654 527

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