Students at the Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School will have a spring in their step on the way to class following the NSW Government’s decision to build a new footpath.
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith said safety of the school students was a priority which is why the NSW Government agreed to deliver a pedestrian connection from the new Emu Plains Commuter Car Park through to the Great Western Highway.
The footpath is fully funded by the NSW Government.
“The new footpath will be delivered as part of the Emu Plains Commuter Car Park project, where more than 750 new parking spaces are being provided on the northern side of the railway line,” Stuart Ayres said.
“With the station precinct being upgraded with new parking facilities and better access, we have listened to the community and improved pedestrian connectivity between the school and the railway station,” Stuart Ayres said.
“The new 220-metre pedestrian pathway with new lighting and fencing provides a safer alternative for students and the community to cross the road at the intersection of Old Bathurst Road and the Great Western Highway.
“Emu Plains has become an important interchange for customers wanting to transfer to public transport, it is expected the commuter car park will be available for public use in early 2023.”
Melissa McIntosh, Member for Lindsay said after hearing from our local school community and working hard alongside Stuart, I’m pleased to see this safety measure funded by the NSW State Government.
A representative from the Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School welcomed this fantastic new development is it ensured students were able to travel safely to and from the station and thanked all those who had been involved in delivering the pedestrian path.
The new footpath is expected to be completed by mid-2023.