MP Greg Piper reveals plans to upgrade Wyee Station have been approved, with work to start in March

ALL ABOARD: An artist's impression of how the upgraded Wyee Station will look with three lifts. Artwork: Supplied.
ALL ABOARD: An artist's impression of how the upgraded Wyee Station will look with three lifts. Artwork: Supplied.

PLANS for the significant upgrade of Wyee Station have been formally approved with on-site groundwork investigations to start in March.

Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper said the upgrade would 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.

A contract to design and deliver the upgrade would be awarded in the coming weeks, he said.

“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.”

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 under way across NSW.

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