Transport for NSW purchased a new intercity fleet which are longer than the current intercity trains. As a result, alternations are required to the platforms and sidings on many intercity rail lines, including the South Coast Line.
This package of works includes works at:
* Port Kembla North Station,
* Dapto Station,
* Shellharbour Junction Station, and
* Kiama Down Siding.
The works are located in urban, peri-urban and industrial areas, and are within the rail corridor.
Transport for NSW required an Environmental Impact Assessment Checklist (EIA) under Division 5.1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to be prepared on its behalf. Molino Stewart was engaged to prepare the environmental impact assessment. This included coordinating specialist inputs on heritage, noise and arboriculture.