Work to start on Wyee Station upgrade
22nd January 2019
Plans for the significant upgrade of Wyee Station have been formally approved with on-site groundwork investigations getting under way in March.
Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper announced today that the upgrade will include lifts to the platforms, providing access for customers with a disability, limited mobility, parents and carers with prams and those travelling with luggage.
“The design for the station will include three new lifts, improvements to pathways from the Gorokan Road and Wyee Road car parks and an additional accessible parking area within the Gorokan Road commuter car park,” Mr Piper said.
“There will also be a new kiss-and-ride space on Gorokan Road, a new family accessible restroom and improved accessibility to the waiting room.
“I’m very pleased that the NSW Government has prioritised and funded this project as part of its commitment to delivering safe, modern and accessible public transport infrastructure in Lake Macquarie.
Mr Piper said a contract to design and deliver the upgrade will be awarded in the coming weeks. On-site investigations for groundwork will begin in March.
“Once on board, the contractor will complete site investigations which will guide the final design of the upgrade and a construction plan,” Mr Piper said.
“Once work is under way, the project will take around 12 to 18 months to complete. While some people will think that's a long time, it has to be remembered that a lot of the work can only be done when the trains aren't running or there is a restricted timetable in place."
The accessibility upgrade at Wyee Station is being delivered through the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program. More than $2 billion has been committed to the Transport Access Program since 2011, with more than 450 projects either completed or currently underway across NSW.
To find out more about the project visit https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/current-projects/wyee-station-upgrade