The Wollongong community is being invited to have its say about planned station upgrades at Towradgi and Unanderra.
Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads Eleni Petinos said feedback on the plans for the two railway station upgrades is on public display from July 20 to August 3, 2020.
She said the projects' Review of Environmental Factors (REF), outlines plans for the station upgrades, potential impacts on the local area and how these impacts will be managed.
"The upgrades will ensure residents and commuters, including people with a disability, limited mobility, parents or carers with prams and customers with luggage, can easily access Towradgi and Unanderra stations," she said
Benefits of the proposed Towradgi Station Upgrade include:
- A new footbridge over the rail corridor connecting the platforms with two lifts.
- The lifts will have three stops including platform level, road/pedestrian level and footbridge level;
- Two accessible parking spaces and a kiss and ride zone on Weber Crescent;
- A new family accessible toilet to replace the existing toilet within the station building;
- Upgraded platform shelters; and
- Upgrades to CCTV and lighting, handrails, landscaping, and wayfinding signage.
The proposed Unanderra Station Upgrade will include;
- Three new lifts to connect Berkeley Road east and west and the station platform to the existing footbridge;
- Upgrades to both kiss and ride bays on Berkeley Road east and west with new seating and improved access;
- Improvements to three existing accessible parking spaces on Berkeley Road (west);
- Widening of the existing footpath on Berkeley Road (west);
- New handrails and stair treads (where required);
- Additional lighting and CCTV.
Ms Petinos said feedback on both the concept design and the REF help the NSW Government understand what is important to the community and customers, and will be used to inform the detailed design of the projects.
The REFs can be viewed on the Transport for NSW website.
The Towradgi and Unanderra station upgrades are being delivered through the NSW Government's Transport Access Program. Construction is presently underway at Fairy Meadow Station, with planning also underway for upgrades to Dapto and Bellambi stations.
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