Big Makeover for Tanilba Bay

Tanilba Fire Captain George Brandenburg with Steve Tucker and fire crew at the new station site.
Tanilba Fire Captain George Brandenburg with Steve Tucker and fire crew at the new station site.

“You won’t recognise the place!” This was Port Stephens Council (PSC) Cr. Steve Tucker’s comment on proposed developments at Tanilba Bay which include a roundabout, construction of a new fire station and major drainage and roadworks.

“ President Wilson Walk and Success St. will be rebuilt to link in with the roundabout.

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Drainage and kerbing will also be factored in along with water main provisions and telecom facilities,”he said.

“We (PSSC) apologise for the long drawn out process but plans have been approved and the construction stage of the station will soon be under way.”

“The ball – park cost is around $1000 000 and the State Government will repay council over a three year time frame.”

“I have been concerned about the policing issue. Our Crime Forum was a key player in hiving off of the Lower Hunter Command from Maitland and the construction of our new Raymond Terrace Station.”

“Tilligerry was promised two and a half permanent police and a new station. PSC was happy to donate the land in RAF Park.”

“I now hear rumours of withdrawing police, shutting the LTP station and establishing a ‘shopfront’ for police when they come to town.”

“I will clear the air with this one. I have recently retired and have much more time now to devote to community and council issues.”

By Geoff WALKER

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