Transport Access Program: Wyee and Dora Creek train stations

21st September 2017

Mr GREG PIPER ( Lake Macquarie ) ( 15:11 ): My question is directed to the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure. With extraordinary expenditure being applied to parts of the rail network, such as Newcastle, will the Minister advise what is being done through the Transport Access Program for modest but important upgrades to stations such as Wyee, Dora Creek and Fassifern in Lake Macquarie?

Mr ANDREW CONSTANCE ( BegaMinister for Transport and Infrastructure) (15:11): It is apt that we have a question this week about lifts. The member for Prospect—

Mr Greg Warren: Point of order: It relates to Standing Order 129, relevance. Elevators, lifts or anything else has nothing to do with Dora Creek—

The SPEAKER: The member for Campbelltown should listen to the question. He will resume his seat or he will be removed from the Chamber. The member for Campbelltown knows that his comment was unacceptable. The Minister has the call.

Mr ANDREW CONSTANCE: I do not need to say anything in response to that.

The SPEAKER: Order! The Minister will return to the leave of the question. The member for Rockdale will cease interjecting. The member for Rockdale is on three calls to order.

Mr ANDREW CONSTANCE: I was making the observation that the question was about lifts. This place has had a busy week on the topic of lifts. I note that the member for Prospect and the member for Strathfield have been eerily quiet during question time today.

Ms Jodi McKay: I can still call you a grub.

The SPEAKER: Order! I call the member for Strathfield to order for the first time. I call the member for Strathfield to order for the second time. Calling a member "a grub" is unacceptable. The Minister has the call.

Mr ANDREW CONSTANCE: In response to the question, I am happy to consider those stations as part of the next round of assessments. I note that the member for Lake Macquarie has a long history as an advocate for disability services in this State. He is a good advocate and is fighting hard for his electorate. We will consider those stations. By working constructively with the Government, he has delivered additional lighting and car parks at Fassifern station and additional lighting and car parks were installed at Morisset station. For the benefit of the member for Campbelltown, Cardiff station has received new lifts and easy access ramps. We will continue to work with the member for Lake Macquarie on the Transport Access Program, which is, of course, about lifts.

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