Waitara Station - Have Your Say
Work to upgrade Waitara Station is powering ahead, with locals encouraged to have their say on a new concept design.
The upgrade is being undertaken as part of the Transport Access Program - a NSW Government funded initiative to deliver safe, modern and accessible public transport infrastructure across the state.
Alister Henskens SC MP said the new concept design emerged from previous community consultation late last year.
“We’ve listened to the local community and after design investigations, the station upgrade will include two new lifts, a new pedestrian underpass at the northern end of the platform as well as a new station entrance on Alexandria Parade,” Mr Henskens said.
“We want to achieve the best outcomes for the community so we’re asking people to give us their thoughts on the new concept design. As life across Sydney returns to normal after the pandemic, this work will ensure Waitara locals as well as commuters have easy and convenient access to their station. This major upgrade will make it easier for mums and dads with prams, seniors as well as people with disability to catch a train at Waitara. We’re also looking to improve safety with additional lighting and CCTV, more canopies and family accessible toilets.”
Key themes included requests to preserve the character of the station, additional lighting and CCTV to increase customer safety, more canopies and shelters and suggestions to improve pedestrian access around the station.
Feedback on the concept design is invited until November 22.
Further details are available at www.transport.nsw.gov.au/waitara. This feedback will help inform the Review of Environmental Factors (REF), which will be placed on public display early next year.