Local residents are being invited to share their ideas and help shape plans by the NSW Government for accessibility upgrades at Grafton City Station.
Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said the proposed upgrades include creating a new kiss and ride zone, improving toilet facilities and upgrading accessible paths and ramps to ensure they meet the needs of customers, now and into the future.
Mr Gulaptis said the upgrades will help make sure all customers, including people with disabilities, limited mobility, parents with prams, carers, and travellers with luggage can easily access the station.
“I am inviting the community to have their say on the proposal to ensure we deliver a station that is used by people of all ages and abilities,” he said.
“I’m pleased this upgrade is now a step closer because I know once complete, it will make a real difference to locals, as well as help support about 80 local jobs in engineering, design, construction and administration.”
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the upgrade was being delivered as part of the Transport Access Program, in which the NSW Government has invested more than $2.2 billion to provide more accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure since 2011.
“Upgrades like this ensure that stations have the amenities to support growth in public transport and build upon our vision to make public transport a first choice for everyone living in the regions,” he said.
“We are also upgrading stations in Gunnedah, Moree, Narrabri, Cootamundra, Junee, Dubbo, Taree, Queanbeyan, Casino and Griffith, which not only build on our vision to help make public transport a first-choice option for people living in the bush, but will also create about 500 jobs.
Written feedback can be sent to Transport Access Program, Grafton Station Upgrade, Associate Director Environmental Impact Assessment, Transport for NSW, PO Box K659, Haymarket, NSW, 1240.
Subject to planning approval, the project is expected to be completed by mid 2022.
For further information about the Transport Access Program, please visit www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects-tap.