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Gunnedah set for revamp

Gunnedah Station in NSW will soon be significantly easier to access for all customers, with site works starting on a $1.36 million accessibility upgrade.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the station upgrade is part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program being rolled out across regional NSW.

“The NSW Government has committed almost $600 million to deliver modern, integrated and accessible transport facilities across regional NSW since 2011,” he said.

“These upgrades will make it easier for everyone to access public transport services including people with a disability, people with mobility aids, parents or carers with prams and travellers with luggage.

“NSW-based company North Construction & Building was awarded the contract for this project and are now ready to get to work. The upgrades will support around 40 jobs in the next six months, benefiting the local economy.

“It’s all part of our vision to make public transport a first-choice option for people living in the bush and build a safer, stronger regional NSW.”

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the local community is excited to see work on the ground.

“The Gunnedah community can expect to see work on site from this week but rest assured the station will remain open and operational throughout the construction period,” he said.

“The project is expected to take six months and once complete, customers can look forward to an improved waiting room, seating, ticket counter and access ramp to the platform.

“New features will include a family accessible toilet and ambulant toilet, a Boarding Assistance Zone, accessible parking spaces, zones for taxis and a formalised bus stop zone.

“Plus, private vehicles will soon be able to easily pick up and drop off passengers with a dedicated kiss and ride zone.”

Work will be carried out from 7am to 6pm seven days a week including public holidays.