The NSW Government’s sanitisation station at West Gosford is enhancing safety for point-to-point transport vehicles and creating new job opportunities for Central Coast residents.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said a total of 16 staff had been employed at the sanitisation station.
“The service began operating on 29 July and has sanitised 474 vehicles in this time,” Mr Crouch said.
“It’s fantastic that every single one of the 16 people employed at the sanitisation station are Central Coast locals.
“Central Coast Taxis is contracted by the NSW Government to operate the sanitisation station and has committed to also provide long-term job opportunities for these staff.”
Mr Crouch said the sanitisation service is free and will help to keep drivers and passengers safe during COVID-19.
“Vehicle sanitisation includes disinfecting high-touch areas like outside and inside door handles, window controls, headrests and payment terminals,” Mr Crouch said.
“All point-to-point transport including taxis, Ubers, hire vehicles and community transport vehicles are eligible for the complimentary once-per-vehicle-per-day service.
“The NSW Government has worked hard to create a COVID-safe public transport system, but we also want to ensure local taxis and Ubers are also COVID-safe.
“NSW Government vehicles including Ambulance, Police and HealthShare vehicles are also eligible for the sanitisation service to further support the needs of our most vulnerable passengers.”
The sanitisation station is open from 7am to 7pm on weekdays and from 8am to 5pm on Saturdays. The station is located at 7 Merinee Road West Gosford and is operated by Central Coast Taxis.
For more information, go to: www.pointtopoint.nsw.gov.au/sanitisation-stations.