Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC recently joined the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure the Hon Andrew Constance to announce the completion of upgrades to Victoria Street Station in Maitland as part of the Transport Access Program.
The upgrades included three new lifts, new canopies, and refurbishment of the heritage platform building. Improvements were made to the station entrances and interchange areas, including provision of a new family accessible toilet. Sheltered bike racks, new signage and upgrades to lighting and CCTV surveillance completed the suite of improvements.
Parking upgrades included two accessible parking spaces on the Waller Street side of the Station, 105 refurbished commuter car parking spaces (in total at Victoria Street Station) and two kiss and ride spaces and one taxi space.
“Victoria Street Station sees approximately 770 customer movements over a given 24 hour period, and these upgrades will make a material difference to the ease of use of Victoria Street station for the local residents,” Mr MacDonald said.
“The Minister and I spoke to local residents about the upgrades, and the feedback was very positive, especially from the elderly and less mobile.”
The Transport Access Program is a $1 billion investment by the NSW Liberal National Government to deliver safe, modern and accessible transport infrastructure across the state.
Minor works to the Waller Street car park, southern station forecourt and lighting may be undertaken periodically in the coming weeks, but the major construction activities, started in June 2017 have now been completed.
For more information on the Victoria Street station upgrades, visit: https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/current-projects/victoria-street-station-upgrade