$192 Million for Accessibility Upgrades

Friday, 13 November 2020

The Government will accelerate upgrade funding for five train stations under the Transport Access Program (TAP), taking the NSW Government’s total investment to
more than $2.2 billion since 2011.

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance today announced an additional $112 million as part of the 2020-21 NSW Budget for the upgrades and a further $80
million to progress future upgrades. This adds to the existing $885 million that was committed over four years in last year’s Budget.

“The projects funded include upgrades at Doonside, Turrella, Killara, Junee and Cootamundra which will create around 400 jobs. On top of that, Moss Vale and
Tuggerah stations will also see planning commence,” Mr Constance said.

“The NSW Government is making public transport accessible for every single commuter in this state.

“Through TAP we’ve now delivered or begun work on more than 470 improvements to train stations, ferry wharves, car parks, interchanges and bike sheds.”

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said every dollar spent on upgrading the transportnetwork would deliver better outcomes for commuters while also creating jobs.

“Investing in job-creating infrastructure projects like station upgrades will be a key focus in this year’s Budget,” Mr Perrottet said.

“We are continuing to invest record amounts in our public transport system because we know it makes a real difference in people’s everyday lives while crucially boosting
jobs when we need it most.”

More than 70 stations have been upgraded through the Transport Access program since it began in 2011. Almost 90 per cent of customer journeys now begin from
accessible locations.

“The funding not only means more commuters will benefit from lifts, ramps, footbridges and increased safety, but hundreds of people will be employed across engineering, construction and administration roles to bring the planned upgrades to life,” Mr Constance said.

"We won't stop until every single station across NSW, both in metropolitan and regional areas, is accessible to everyone."