Engineering, Passenger Rail

Unanderra to receive accessibility upgrades

Plans for upgrades to Unanderra Station in Wollongong have been released for community consultation.

The accessibility upgrades are part of the NSW government’s Transport Access Program, which includes 470 projects completed or underway in NSW with $2 billion in funding.

“The concept design for the accessibility upgrade at Unanderra Station includes plans for three new lifts to connect the east and west sections of Berkeley Road and the station platform to the existing footbridge,” said a Transport for NSW (TfNSW) spokesperson.

“There are also plans to upgrade the Kiss and Ride on Berkeley Road with seating and improved access paths, as well as widening the existing footpath on Berkeley Road west.”

Feedback will be garnered through online forms, via phone, email, or by mail.

“It’s important for the community to have their say on this upgrade, even in these times of social distancing, so the engagement will have an online focus,” said a TfNSW spokesperson.

The feedback along with more in-depth community consultation will inform detailed design work of the station upgrades.

The design will enable access to the station for those with a disability, limited mobility, carers/parents with prams, and people travelling with luggage.

Unanderra station is on the South Coast line, which has seen patronage jump and increased demand for freight services and will be the focus of the More Trains, More Services upgrades.