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Major construction on the multi-million dollar Kangy Angy Rail Maintenance Facility in the Central Coast region of New South Wales is now complete, opening up ninety new jobs to the market.
The purpose-built facility will service and maintain the new New Intercity Fleet trains, with around 6km of electric rail lines – seven tracks across at its widest point – a new rail bridge, access roads, offices and amenities.
New South Wales Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance, said testing of the facility will continue ahead of the introduction of the New Intercity Fleet in late-2020.
“The maintenance facility has created employment, skills development and business opportunities on the Central Coast during construction and that will all continue into operation,” Mr Constance said.
The facility will be operated by UGL Rail, which is part of the RailConnect consortium contracted to design, build and maintain the new fleet.
“UGL is currently recruiting for roles in engineering, supply chain, supervision, planning, quality and asset management, with more than 90 positions to be filled over the next 18 months,” Mr Constance said.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said substantial landscaping had taken place around the development.
“An important part of the construction phase is the revegetation work with a number of Central Coast native species being planted on-site, including 950 trees and more than 200,000 juvenile grasses, shrubs and trees,” Mr Crouch said.
“It’s fantastic to see that within the vegetation being retained, 30 nest boxes were installed to provide habitat for native animals.”
The design and construction of the facility was delivered by John Holland on behalf of Transport for NSW.
Image credit: John Holland.
This article first appeared on infrastructuremagazine.com.au
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