The 2020-21 NSW Budget will be released later today and includes a $34 million funding commitment to the design work, planning approval and construction of accessibility upgrades at Tuggerah Station.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the NSW Government would install lifts and deliver improved pedestrian access to Tuggerah Station.
“Early site investigations have already been conducted by the fantastic Transport for NSW team and this new funding allows the project to progress to the next stage,” Mr Crouch said.
“With the Central Coast region growing very quickly, an upgrade like this will ensure Tuggerah Station can meet the needs of train users – both now and into the future.
“This multi-million dollar project will make it easier for everyone to access Tuggerah Station, including people with a disability, limited mobility, parents and carers with prams and travellers with luggage.”
Mr Crouch said the NSW Government’s investment in local projects would also provide local job opportunities.
“Over the life of this project, approximately 50 jobs will be on offer across the fields of engineering, design, construction and administration,” Mr Crouch said.
“Given the challenges of COVID-19, the NSW Government is pulling every economic lever available to keep people in jobs and businesses in business.”
The $34 million commitment to Tuggerah Station is part of a Statewide package of $112 million in the 2020-21 NSW Budget, with a further $80 million to progress future upgrades.
A new commuter car park of up to 220 spaces at Tuggerah Station is also in the planning stage.
Further details of the 2020-21 NSW Budget will be available later today.