Scot MacDonald
14th Oct 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC today welcomed the start of planning work for an accessibility upgrade at Waratah Station as part of the NSW Liberal National Government’s Transport Access Program. 

“The Transport Access Program is a NSW Government initiative to deliver safe modern and accessible public transport infrastructure across the state and I am delighted that important planning work will commence soon at Waratah Station,” Mr MacDonald said.

“This is the first step to determine improvements are needed to make this station accessible. Early investigation work will be completed in the coming months followed by the development of concept plans.

Once the concept designs have been completed we will seek feedback from the community which will help to shape the upgrades.”

The NSW Government has invested more than $1 billion in the Transport Access Program since 2011. To date, more than 450 Transport Access Program projects are either completed or underway across the state. 

Upgrades under the Program have also been delivered along the line at:

  • Victoria Street – new lifts, interchange areas and shelters
  • East Maitland - upgrade of security technology
  • Maitland - new security, lighting and carpark improvements
  • Wallarobba – new access ramp, improved lighting and security
  • Dungog – new ramp and pedestrian walkway

For more information about the Transport Access Program visit: