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Cessnock City Council dodges questions about death trap road at Hunter Economic Zone | Newcastle Herald

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Cessnock City Council has declined to answer a question about whether it will take action under the NSW Roads Act to make a death trap in the Hunter Economic Zone safe. The Newcastle Herald reported on Wednesday that steel concrete bollards in the middle of a private road in the industrial estate remain in place, despite a vehicle hitting them and claiming the life of a 17-year-old Newcastle Knights player almost a month ago. Elijah Faalua, a Kurri junior who played in the Knights’ Under 17 side this season, died in a single vehicle accident at the Pelaw Main site on April 8. The Herald asked the council if it would use the NSW Roads Act to direct the owner of the relevant part of private road to take action to…



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