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Thursday, 7 March 2019

The Member for Monaro John Barilaro today announced plans to upgrade Queanbeyan Train Station, making it more accessible for travellers.
Mr Barilaro said under a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government, Queanbeyan will be one of 68 train stations across the state to receive an upgrade.
Upgrades could include new lifts, ramps and toilet refurbishments.
“The Transport Access Program is an initiative to deliver safe, modern and accessible public transport infrastructure across the state,” said Mr Barilaro.
“We’ll be looking at all of the facilities at the station to make sure that our less mobile customers, including those with a disability, the elderly, parents with prams and travellers with luggage, can all easily access public transport services.
“This important planning work will determine what upgrades are required at Queanbeyan Station to ensure that it meets all disability access requirements.”
Upgrades could include improvements to the platform, waiting rooms and toilets, re-grading the ramps and footpath, as well as the creation of additional accessible parking spaces.
Queanbeyan is one of a number of stations across regional NSW that are scheduled for upgrades, other stations include Moss Vale, Goulburn, Griffith and Dubbo.
“Future Transport 2056 identifies the importance of cities and centres in regional NSW that serve as hubs for employment and services such as retail, health, education and cultural activities for their surrounding areas,” said Mr Barilaro.
“Queanbeyan is one of these hubs and it is important that the station can be accessed by all customers.
“Transport for NSW is currently developing a schedule to deliver these upgrades and will ensure that the community is consulted and kept up-to-date along the way.”
As part of the planning approval process, the community and stakeholders will also have the opportunity to provide feedback on any proposed designs.
Since 2011, the NSW Government has committed more than $2 billion to the Transport Access Program, with more than 450 projects completed or underway across the state.

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