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.
Jodi McKay with IVCG Coordinator Paul McBain and media liaison Phoebe Trongchittham.
State Member for Newcastle Jodi McKay came along to the October meeting of the Islington Village Community Group to discuss a range of issues affecting the Islington community. They included proposed plans for the expansion of the coal port, urban renewal in Newcastle West and public safety initiatives in the Islington area. Documents relating to these issues will be posted on this website in the coming days.
Robert Denton from Cardiff also gave the group an insight into the work he’s done in recent years tackling graffiti across the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie LGAs. Please report any new graffiti you see to your local police station or call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 so that it can be removed as quickly as possible. Damage to public property should be reported to the Newcastle City Council Graffiti Hotline on 1800 223 840.