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Maldon Dombarton line inches closer

rail lineTRANSPORT for NSW have tendered for specialist teams to undertake surveying for the Maldon to Dombarton Rail Link.

Transport for NSW has advertised for specialist services to survey land boundaries and topography and identify any underground utility services along the partially completed rail line.

The Federal Government has allocated $25.5 million to Transport for NSW under the Nation Building Program to undertake planning and pre-construction design studies.

The rail line will link Port Kembla directly to the Main South Line at Picton, improving freight access for the Illawarra region.

Federal Cunngham MP Sharon Bird said the Maldon-Dombarton rail link will have a great effect on growth in the region and she welcomes the next step towards making the project a reality.

The teams of specialists will follow on from the current engineering and environmental investigations already taking place and will locate existing track, fauna crossings and adjoining roads to provide an accurate map of the corridor.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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