Covered walkways between the lifts at Unanderra station isn't part of Transport for NSW plans - but they are considering them.
The station is being upgraded to conform to federal Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport legislation.
In a response to questions from Wollongong MP Paul Scully, Transport and Roads Minister Andrew Constance said a canopy wasn't part of the project scope "however, Transport for NSW will investigate the inclusion of a canopy during detailed design".
Mr Scully said a lack of a canopy to protect commuters walking between the lifts at either end of the station and the one over the platform was a major complaint from residents.
He said it made sense to get the design right now.
"To undertake a multimillion-dollar upgrade and skimp on the cost by not covering the footbridge so that it can be easily used in rain, hail or shine is making a mistake similar to when the government built the new Shellharbour Junction Station without toilets - a mistake which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix," Mr Scully said.
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