The Point Clare Station upgrade to improve accessibility and safety is a step closer, with the project now having receiving planning approval, and completion of the revamp expected next year.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Paul Toole, said the upgrade, to be delivered under the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program (TAP), included two new lifts, accessible parking spaces and family amenities like accessible toilets.
“This is about delivering a safer, more accessible station that meets the needs of the whole community including people with a disability or limited mobility, parents and carers with prams, and customers with luggage,” Toole said.
“Work will get underway in the coming months and support about 50 local jobs.”
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the upgrade will ensure that Point Clare Station can serve the entire community for years to come.
“I know what a difference this project will make to regular commuters, and I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the planning approval process by providing feedback on what the upgrade should include,” Crouch said.
“All feedback from the community has been reviewed by the project team and will help to guide the final design, with construction expected to be completed in 2022.”
Key features of the upgrade include: two new lifts connecting each platform to the street level and commuter car parks as well as new stairs, pathways and ramps; new accessible parking spaces and Kiss and Ride spaces; upgraded bus stop waiting area including seating and tactile ground surface indicators on Brisbane Water Dr; upgrades to the existing toilets to provide a new family accessible toilet and a new unisex ambulant toilet; and improvements to lighting, power, signage and CCTV.
For more information, go to: www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/current-projects/point-clare-station-upgrade.
Media release, Mar 23
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch