Shell Cove station to be 'a community asset' 

The state government has decided to change the name of the railway station it is building north of Dunmore.

Previously the new station had been referred to as Flinders, but Kiama MP Gareth Ward revealed yesterday it would be known as Shell Cove.

He said the name change came about after a strong community campaign and evidence that the name change would help support tourism.

The station, which will cost $39 million to build, will be about 400 metres north of Shellharbour Anglican College and eventually will replace Dunmore railway station.

"Over the past decade, the Shellharbour region has seen significant expansion with several new housing developments," Mr Ward said.

"The new station and interchange will be a key station servicing a large catchment area of commuters.

"By building this new station and consulting with the community we believe more people will use public transport in the region."

From Monday, residents will be able to view and comment on the Review of Environmental Factors report, which includes plans for the station and transport interchange and potential project impacts.

"This new station will be an important asset for the community and we want them to have the opportunity to review the plans and have their say on the final shape of this $39 million investment," Mr Ward said.

The plans on display show two platforms and canopies, a footbridge, stairs and lift access, a commuter car park and bus bay and taxi stand locations.

The plans will be on display at places including Shellharbour City Council buildings and Shellharbour, Warilla, Albion Park and Oak Flats library branches.

They are also available at the Transport for NSW website,

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