A new project to improve accessibility and safety for customers at Wauchope Station is underway, creating 30 local jobs.
Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said the upgrade to ramps, toilets and the car park would make it easier for all customers, including people with a disability, to access public transport services from the station.
"We're excited to be getting on with this project because we know how important it is to the local community. The project will create about 30 local jobs, with a strong focus on Aboriginal participation," Mrs Pavey said.
"We would like to thank the community for their feedback on the concept, which was considered throughout the detailed design.
Benefits of the upgrade include:
- improvements to the ramp at the station entrance
- upgrading the existing accessible car space
- new ambulant toilets and a family accessible toilet
- a formal bus stop by the station entrance
- improvements to CCTV, lighting and wayfinding
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the upgrade was being delivered under the NSW Government's Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver safe, modern and accessible public transport infrastructure.
"Upgrades like this ensure 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 bush," Mr Toole said.
"The TAP upgrades will create about 650 jobs right across the state, with contractors looking to engage local suppliers where possible."