Name for new railway station at Dunmore proves difficult

A NSW state government artist's impression of the yet-to-be-named railway station.

A NSW state government artist's impression of the yet-to-be-named railway station.

Board rejects Shell Cove Station rename

Dunmore station's name game drags on

Ongoing confusion regarding the name of the new railway station at Dunmore could be reflected in a deed of agreement signed between Transport for NSW and Shellharbour City Council.

The new station, that will replace the existing Dunmore Station, was dubbed Flinders Station by the previous Labor government and Shell Cove Station by the current Liberal one.

However, the Geographical Names Board has ruled out both Flinders and Shell Cove as options because the new station, due to be completed by the end of the year, is not within the boundaries of either suburb and is officially located at Dunmore.

Last week Shellharbour councillors endorsed a recommendation to allow the mayor and general manager to sign a deed of agreement that will see the station's roadway and car park, when complete, transferred to the council's ownership for $1.

The council will be responsible for road maintenance, while Transport for NSW will oversee car park maintenance.

The council gave approval for the council seal to be affixed to a deed of agreement and other documentation for the "roadway and car park, Shell Cove located at Dunmore".

Mayor Marianne Saliba said the council was aware the Geographical Names Board had ruled out Shell Cove, "but the department still refer to it as Shell Cove station".

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