Unanderra station will get three new lifts as part of a multi-million upgrade, promised Transport Minister Andrew Constance.
If the Liberal government is re-elected in March, Mr Constance said $20 million for the upgrade would be delivered within the next term.
“Unanderra station will get the lifts it needs to ensure all customers, including those with a disability, the less mobile and parents with prams can easily access the platform,” Mr Constance said.
“We are committed to making public transport accessible, that’s why we’ve poured over $2.2 billion into infrastructure upgrades across the state and made 90 per cent of all journeys on public transport accessible.”
Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward said the upgrade was something Labor had “completely bungled” – a reference to the Keneally government’s promise to build lifts at the station.
“When I make a promise to our community – I always deliver,” Mr Ward said.
“As someone with a disability, I deeply understand the calls by locals for better access and today we can confirm that we’ll get it done.”
The community and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide feedback on proposed designs for Unanderra as part of the planning approval process.
The government announcement means Unanderra station will get lifts no matter which party wins the election, with Labor also promising $25 million for the lifts.