Scot MacDonald
30th Nov 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC is inviting the community to have their say on plans for the accessibility upgrade at Waratah Station.

The upgrade is being delivered under the NSW Liberal National Government’s Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver safe, modern and accessible public transport infrastructure across the state.

“We want to make sure that our less mobile customers, including those with a disability, limited mobility, parents with prams and travellers with luggage, can easily access Waratah Station and its facilities,” Mr MacDonald said.

“The proposed work includes three new lifts, an additional accessible parking space, a family accessible toilet, upgrades to pick up/drop off and taxi zones, improved pathways, additional lighting and improved CCTV.”

As part of the planning approval process, the plans are currently on public display until Thursday 13th December 2018. These can be viewed online, at Mayfield Library or at the Newcastle City Council office.

Transport for NSW will also be hosting an information stall at Waratah Station between 4pm and 6pm on Thursday 6th December to answer any questions from the community about the project.

Feedback can be provided in person at the stall, by email at or by mail to:

Transport Access Program – Waratah
Associate Director, Environmental Impact Assessment
Transport for NSW
Locked Bag 6501
St Leonards NSW 2065 

For more information about the upgrade and about the ways to have your say please visit:

The NSW Liberal National 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.

This project builds on the work this Government has completed under the program over the past few years in the area, including the station upgrades at Broadmeadow, completed in 2017, and Victoria Street, which was finished and opened to customers in early 2018.