Transport for NSW awards works contract to Gartner Rose for Wyee Station upgrade

STARTING SOON: Transport for NSW has awarded a works contract to construction firm Gartner Rose for the upgrade of Wyee Station. Three lifts will improve access to and from the station platforms. Artwork: Supplied
STARTING SOON: Transport for NSW has awarded a works contract to construction firm Gartner Rose for the upgrade of Wyee Station. Three lifts will improve access to and from the station platforms. Artwork: Supplied

THREE lifts and the installation of CCTC will be features of the Wyee Station upgrade which is expected to start in the coming months after Transport for NSW awarded a works contract to construction firm Gartner Rose.

"I'm pleased a contractor has been appointed to help deliver this essential accessibility upgrade at Wyee that will greatly benefit older people, people with disabilities and those travelling with prams and luggage," Member for Lake Macquarie, Greg Piper, said.

"Guided by the feedback received from the community late last year, detailed design for the project will now start and construction will commence in coming months."

Once the work starts, it is expected to take between 12 and 18 months to complete.

The upgrade at Wyee is being delivered under the state government's Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver safe, modern and accessible public transport infrastructure.

"I have to acknowledge the state government and Transport Minister Andrew Constance for giving this project the priority and attention it deserves," Mr Piper said.

The upgrade at Wyee Station includes the installation of three new lifts to link the pedestrian footbridge to the platforms and upgrades to the existing pedestrian pathways to improve access.

Travellers will also benefit from a new kiss-and-ride space, a new accessible parking space, upgrade to stairs, a new accessible toilet, improvements to CCTV, and wayfinding and lighting to increase safety and security.

"This is another important investment in the Wyee community and, along with the sewer connection project which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020, this will change many lives for the better," Mr Piper said.

"Exciting times ahead for Wyee."

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