On 4 November local residents had the chance to participate in a forum to air their concerns regarding dust and noise impacts from coal train movements into Newcastle. The forum was organised by State Member for Newcastle Jodi McKay, in conjunction with the Islington Village Community Group.
Click on the following links to view PDF files of the presentations provided at the forum by representatives of the Islington Village Community Group (on behalf of the Throsby basin villages), NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water, Pacific National, and Port Waratah Coal Services (Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files).
The air quality index (AQI) is updated hourly on the DECCW website and is provided to electronic media and published in newspapers serving the lower Hunter. This information is also available by calling the NSW DECC Environment Line on 131 555 (local call cost throughout NSW).
A community forum has been organised by State Member for Newcastle Jodi McKay, in conjunction with the Islington Village Community Group, to provide an opportunity for local residents to have their concerns addressed in relation to dust and noise impacts from coal train movements into Newcastle.
A range of stakeholders have been invited to attend to provide details on their responsibilities and actions underway to mitigate these impacts. These include: Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Grierson, Newcastle Council Ward 1 Councillors, The Australian Rail Track Corporation, NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, Newcastle Port Corporation, Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group, Port Waratah Coal Services, Pacific National and Queensland Rail National.
The forum will be held on Thursday 4 November from 6.00 pm at the Gallipoli Legion Club (Upstairs), 3 Beaumont Street, Hamilton. To RSVP or find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org.