Three new roads have been officially opened as part of the NSW Government’s New Intercity Fleet maintenance facility at Kangy Angy, and will be named after World War I veterans.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said each veteran had been a Central Coast resident.
“The new access bridge will be named Redgate Road after Private William Henry Redgate from Tumbi Umbi, the new access road will be named Tate Way in honour of Sergeant Eric Austin Tate from Wyong, and the private service road connecting Redgate Road to Ourimbah Road will be named Buckton Road after Private Richard George Buckton of Wyong,” Mr Crouch said.
“The $300 million rail maintenance facility is taking shape quickly and it is exciting to see these roads officially opened.
“This project is boosting local employment and business opportunities for the Central Coast with more than 300 jobs and apprenticeships during construction, with 100 jobs to be permanent once the facility starts operating.”
Member of the Legislative Council Taylor Martin said Redgate Road – the new access bridge – would also be used for public access.
“Previously, Kangy Angy residents living on Orchard Road have been cut off from Enterprise Drive during periods of flood, but the opening of Redgate Road means they will have a safe and flood-free route to travel to and from home,” Mr Martin said.
Central Coast Council Mayor Lisa Matthews said Council’s recommendations for the region’s road naming to the Geographical Names Board of NSW was an important responsibility.
“It is particularly significant this year in light of the different Anzac Day commemorations that we have experienced,” Mayor Matthews said.
“On behalf of our residents, I am honoured that this place naming will be a lasting legacy for the families of these special Central Coast World War I veterans.”