The three main candidates for the seat of Wollongong have all pledged their support for lifts at Unanderra train station.
Last week, Liberal candidate Cameron Walters identified the lifts as one of the "key issues" in the area and promised to take the issue to Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian.
At the same time, sitting Labor MP Noreen Hay committed $25 million from the revised Illawarra Infrastructure Fund to build the lifts.
On Monday, at a community meeting organised by Mr Walters, independent candidate for Wollongong Arthur Rorris also made a commitment about the lifts.
"This an example of the neglect of our region. It's unfinished business and this will be my first order of business."
Mr Rorris also noted that, immediately after he announced his candidacy, both major parties made commitments over the lifts.
"It seems like within days of a serious independent challenger being announced, the wallets are already being loosened from Labor and Liberal," Mr Rorris said.
"But whatever happens on election day this in itself is already yielding results for Wollongong."
Mr Walters said the meeting was a "positive" one, with the main opinions voiced being for either lifts or a level crossing for pedestrians installed.
"I believe we should be open to any alternative to get people onto that train station platform," Mr Walters said.
"It's about getting people onto those trains, so it's finding other ways if we can't get those lifts done.
"We'll take all the issues that were raised today to the transport minister and we'll go from there. As the candidate for Wollongong I'll always be fighting for this, even after the election."
One of the long-time campaigners for the lifts, Richard Kramer, was pleased with the result of the meeting.
"We've had promises from all three candidates about how their sole first objective is to get the lifts done, or get access to the station," Mr Kramer said.
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