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Rail crossing death
Accident highlights 'unresolved issue', says chamber
Tribute and condolences
Why the government shelved the level crossing project
Solution needed before more accidents, says Harris
Department declines to provide information
Proposal to limit hearings at Woy Woy courthouse
MacDonald calls for more consultation on court changes
Labor criticises court service loss
Celebrations at Woy Woy and Wagstaffe
Celebrations at Pearl Beach
Implement a dune plan, says community group
Group plans to continue lobbying for better roads
Association releases black spot survey
Marine Rescue kept busy
Local fishers would support 'buy local' campaign
Police target boating activities
Man charged with murder
Man dies at Umina beach
Teenager injured near Warrah Trig
Build more tourist accommodation, says Wales
Dry start to the year
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Peninsula lives matter
Proposed service station statement misleading
Performing arts in entertainment hub?
Consider flora and fauna on Australia Day
Pelicans don't wear T-shirts
Imperceptive and simplistic
A rip-off and wrong
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Skills to help people avoid suicide
Exercise after breast cancer
A grand master in Chinese health practice
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Classes resume at arts and crafts centre
International performers at folk club
Coloured pencil workshop
Solo performance at Umina cafe
Songwriters' conference deferred for a year
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Matt chosen to provide mechanical support in bike race
Ocean Beach to host Central Coast championships
First place in round five
Old and former members invited
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Pearl Beach pool dates to 1926
Life as a night telephone operator

Solution needed before more accidents, says Harris

The NSW Shadow Minister for the Central Coast, Mr David Harris, said the Rawson Rd level crossing was "a tragedy waiting to happen".

He said if the NSW Government was not prepared to support Council and build the underpass, the State Government and Council had to come up with another solution to the current crossing before more accidents occurred.

"Sadly, this follows another death a few years ago when a man attempted to turn right out of Railway St into Rawson Rd and ended up on the tracks," Mr Harris said.

Mr Harris said the NSW Government's withdrawal from the project was "a total disappointment".

He said it was no surprise the pedestrian underpass which cost so much money was not being used.

Mr Harris said he had visited the site with Shadow Minister for Roads, Ms Jodi McKay, in recent months.

"While we were standing there, people were not using the pedestrian underpass and were just walking across the level crossing," Mr Harris said.

He said he believed the pedestrian underpass had been designed and located to work hand-in-hand with the "new intersection" for Railway St and Rawson Rd that would have been built as part of stage two of the level crossing replacement project.

"The new intersection would create a barrier to the rail line and would force people to use the pedestrian underpass."

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