The NSW Government is inviting train customers and local residents to provide feedback on the proposed accessibility upgrades at Niagara Park and Ourimbah Stations.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the upgrades are being delivered through the Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver safe, modern and accessible public transport infrastructure.
“At Niagara Park, the proposed work includes three new lifts, a new ‘kiss and ride’ space, a new pedestrian crossing and pathway, a new canopy, platform regrading and improvements to lighting, signage and CCTV,” Mr Crouch said.
“At Ourimbah, the proposed work includes two new lifts, a new station entrance from the Pacific Highway, a new staircase, a new access ramp, platform resurfacing and improvements to lighting, signage and CCTV.
“Site investigations at both of these stations were undertaken in January and this next step involves consulting train customers and local residents before the designs are finalised.
“I am encouraging everyone to provide feedback on the “Review of Environmental Factors” document, which outlines the plans for the project, any potential local impacts and how these will be managed.
“These multi-million dollar accessibility upgrades will make sure all train customers – including people with a disability, limited mobility, parents and carers with prams and travellers with luggage – can access all facilities at Niagara Park and Ourimbah Stations.”
Due to COVID-19, Transport for NSW is facilitating public comment online or by email. The Review of Environmental Factors document is available for public comment from today until Tuesday, 2 June.
At the 2019 NSW Election, the NSW Government committed to install lifts at Tuggerah, Ourimbah, Lisarow, Niagara Park and Narara, as well as up to 220 car park spaces at Tuggerah. Planning is currently underway for the upgrades at Tuggerah, Lisarow and Narara Stations.