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including West Gosford south of the Central Coast Highway

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NSW 2256


Train Noise

13-09-2012: Meeting with Transport NSW regarding the introduction of Environment Protection Licences (EPL) for rail freight operators

At 1pm Thursday 13 Sept 2012 members of the Northern Rail Noise Committee met with Mr. Justin McGuire, Principal Manager, Freight Regulation Management and Mr. Bruce Dowdell Manager, Freight Emissions from Transport for NSW to discuss the introduction of EPLs as the measure for controlling wheel noise from freight trains.

Committee members from Beecroft / Cheltenham Civic Trust, Pennant Hills District Civic Trust, Cowan Rail Noise Steering Committee, Brooklyn Progress Assn and Koolewong/Tascott-Point Clare Progress Assn attended the meeting.

 Read full report here

25-06-2012: World Health Organisation confirms diesel fumes carcinogenic

Hello everyone,
Not sure if Adam Markus (Beecroft) has sent this on. We have for obvious reasons concentrated on the noise issue, but the recent announcement by WHO re the carcinogenic properties of diesel fumes gives us another way to attack. It means there are two WHO emission questions for the pollies to address.
On Saturday a freight train broke down at Cowan and about three weeks ago this happened at Cheltenham also, holding up three passenger trains for at least 20 minutes.
The old engines obviously aren't "up for it". I've been told that some of these ancients are owned by shelf companies so can't be traced back.
Attached is the WHO statement from June 13.
Marcia Horvai

03-04-2012: Petition presented to Chris Holstein Member for Gosford.

This morning I went to the presentation of the petitions ( against Freight Rail Noise- wheel squeal and screeching) at parliament house in Sydney. The petitions were signed by residents from Beecroft, Pennant Hills, Cheltenham, Hornsby, Brooklyn and Koolewong, Tascott, Pt. Clare. Those petitions were received by Members of Parliament Mr. Greg Smith, ( Beecroft ) Mr. Matt Kean,( Hornsby ) Mr. Chris Holstein ( Gosford )
It is now up to the MP's to work hard to bring in Environmental Protection licenses for Rail Freight operators.
Should however this move by the MP's fail the Northern Rail Noise Committee is looking ahead to evolve the EDO ( Environmental Defender Office )
I now asked you all as to whether I can