Posted May 24th, 2024

Member for Myall Lakes, Tanya Thompson is pleased to announce that the NSW Government is commencing early planning for accessibility and safety upgrades at Wingham Station as part of the Safe Accessible Transport program.

Mrs Thompson said the Safe Accessible Transport program aims to make public transport safe, inclusive, and user-friendly for all passengers, particularly those with disabilities, older individuals, people with prams or luggage, and others facing mobility challenges.

“This program aims to comply with the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (DSAPT), improving amenities, access, and safety while acknowledging the important role these locations have to the communities they serve.

“Improving accessibility and safety at Wingham Station includes early investigation work such as site surveys and utility searches,” said Mrs Thompson.

The work will be conducted between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, starting from Monday 27 May until Wednesday 31 July 2024, weather permitting. This work will not be noisy and will have no impact on train services or the surrounding community.

Mrs Thompson said that Transport for NSW are engaging with the community and specific stakeholder groups about the accessibility upgrades to Wingham Station.

“This includes people with disabilities and their carers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women and children from the local community.

“Transport for NSW will be working closely with MidCoast Council, inviting feedback on the concept design and precinct improvements as the project progresses,” said Mrs Thompson.

To better understand the barriers faced when using train stations and to find ways to eliminate these obstacles, two online design workshops will be held in the coming months.

“Transport for NSW are eager to hear from individuals and carers with accessibility needs about the design of the Wingham Station upgrade,” said Mrs Thompson.

To participate in any online workshops, please register your interest by visiting:

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