Access To Transport Improves With $200 Million Boost

Access To Transport Improves With $200 Million Boost

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian

New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet

New South Wales Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance

$1 Billion Boost For Transport Access Program

Victor P Taffa

Premier Gladys Berejiklian today confirmed a further $200 Million will be spent on improving access to public transport.

This boosts New South Wales’s investment in public transport accessibility to $1 Billion since 2011.

Premier Berejiklian today joined Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance to inspect the progress of construction at Narwee railway station.

Extra funds in the New South Wales Budget will unlock plans for 5 new projects at

  • Beecroft,
  • Beverley Hills,
  • Casula,
  • Como,
  • Glenbrook.

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“When we came to Government in 2011 public transport had been neglected, customers with disability or even using a pram in many places could not access public transport safely and in 6 years we’ve completely turned that around.” Premier Berejiklian said.

“Thanks to the Transport Access Program I am pleased to confirm 159 of 307 railway stations in New South Wales are now wheelchair accessible and we are not stopping there.” Treasurer Perrottet said.

“This Government is committed to making sure everyone shares in the state’s success, and part of that is making public transport accessible for everyone.”

Minister Constance said the Government was delivering an unprecedented program with 450 projects completed or underway across the state.

“These upgrades are crucial to ensuring that our customers can access public transport, especially those with a disability and the elderly.” Minister Constance said.

“Transport Access Program has also allowed the Government to deliver more than 6,000 parking spots, and another 8,000 are on the way.”

NSW Minister for Transport Andrew Constance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget includes funding to unlock more than 70 other accessibility projects for:

  • Homebush Railway Station,
  • Leura Railway Station,
  • Toongabbie Railway Station.

Upgrade to:

  • Abbotsford Wharf,
  • Cabarita Wharf,
  • Cockatoo Island Wharf.

More car spaces at:

  • Ashfield Railway Station,
  • Merrylands Railway Station,
  • Pendle Hill Railway Station
  • Penrith Railway Station.

New Opal activated Bike sheds.

Transport Access Program is a New South Wales Government initiative to deliver safe, modern and accessible public transport infrastructure across the state.