Community takes fight for rail to the Supreme Court
Rail corridor between Glenfield and Macarthur earmarked for medium density
Rail Trail boost to tourism - and local economy
Newcastle rail case may be long wait
Save Our Rail questions semantics argument over rail line cut
North West Rail Link corridor to extend through to Marsden Park
Camurra West to Weemelah Line Booked Out of Use
Rail Trail full steam ahead
John Holland Commissions Electronic Train Orders
Closure of Newcastle rail stations not technically a closure of whole line, State Government lawyer says
Negotiations to strike a deal between the State Government and five Central West councils to reopen a key rail line have started.
A draft memorandum of understanding has been considered by representatives from the Cowra, Weddin, Blayney, Young and Harden shires yesterday.
A MOU will outline how the Blayney to Demondrille track will be managed and operated.
The Mayor of the Cowra Shire Bill West says the draft which has been sent back to Transport New South Wales for feedback, is great progress.
"Being able to have documentation as to what the councils, what the State Government's responsibilities will be in the first instance," he said.
"Secondly it will help to be part of a package to go out to the broader community seeking investors to look at the line."
It is considered to be the final step before expressions of interests are put out for investors in the line but the councils have sent it back to the transport department for further clarification.
Councillor West says it is not clear how long negotiations will take.
"It is very much a 'piece of string' and the councils have, all the way through this process, just gotten over one hurdle at a time and the current issue is to come an agreement with the State Government in terms of an MOU.
"Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later but nonetheless we'll make sure we do it properly."
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2020 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.