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Rail crossing death
Accident highlights 'unresolved issue', says chamber
Tribute and condolences
Why the government shelved the level crossing project
Solution needed before more accidents, says Harris
Department declines to provide information
Proposal to limit hearings at Woy Woy courthouse
MacDonald calls for more consultation on court changes
Labor criticises court service loss
Celebrations at Woy Woy and Wagstaffe
Celebrations at Pearl Beach
Implement a dune plan, says community group
Group plans to continue lobbying for better roads
Association releases black spot survey
Marine Rescue kept busy
Local fishers would support 'buy local' campaign
Police target boating activities
Man charged with murder
Man dies at Umina beach
Teenager injured near Warrah Trig
Build more tourist accommodation, says Wales
Dry start to the year
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Peninsula lives matter
Proposed service station statement misleading
Performing arts in entertainment hub?
Consider flora and fauna on Australia Day
Pelicans don't wear T-shirts
Imperceptive and simplistic
A rip-off and wrong
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Skills to help people avoid suicide
Exercise after breast cancer
A grand master in Chinese health practice
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International performers at folk club
Coloured pencil workshop
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Life as a night telephone operator

Accident highlights 'unresolved issue', says chamber

Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has described the railway crossing accident as "a tragedy", and the Government's attitude as "an embarrassment" and "not good enough".

Chamber president Mr Matthew Wales said: "What it has done is serve to highlight the unresolved issue of what happens to the level crossing.

"At the moment, the State Government has walked away from this location because in their view it is cost prohibitive," Mr Wales said.

"The chamber's position is simply that this is not good enough," he said.

"We have to sit down with both the State Government and the Central Coast Council and find the solution to the replacement of the level crossing especially after the fact that they have spent $6.2 million on the pedestrian underpass that hardly anybody uses because it is easier for them to walk straight across the level crossing at the existing pedestrian gates.

"Until the level crossing is completely closed and the only access available is via the new pedestrian underpass and an alternative vehicle underpass, there will always be a level of risk at that level crossing.

"The safety risk is compounded by the intersection of Rawson Rd with Station St which is suffering from increased usage and creating its own safety issues.

"Our position is that the Government has to come up with a solution and put aside its concerns over the previous costings and find a way forward in consultation with the local community and the Council so that this gets resolved.

"Whether you build an underpass at existing crossing or another one down at Bulls Hill, I don't care.

"They have to come up with a plan.

"If it means the Government has to allocate funds over a period of time let's do it, but putting it on the backburner is not going to solve the problem.

"Once again, are we the last cab off the rank as we are so often?

"It's an embarrassment," Mr Wales said.

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