Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres visited Penrith Station to announce the opening of community consultation for the station upgrade.
Planning documents will go on display for a station upgrade next week (Tuesday 27 October), which include designs for new lifts and stairs to the platforms, a new station concourse, improved interchange areas, and upgrades to lighting and CCTV.
“The NSW Government is delivering station upgrades right across Western Sydney and customers at Penrith Station will be the latest to benefit from an upgrade,” Mr Constance said.
“Locals will have the opportunity to have their say on the development from next week. The project team will consider all feedback received during the exhibition period as they develop the design, and will work closely with the Office of Environment and Heritage throughout the design process.
“We’ll get construction underway once the design has been finalised, and following planning approval.”
Mr Ayres said the work is being delivered under the Transport Access Program – an initiative to deliver modern, safe and accessible transport infrastructure.
“Other improvements planned for Penrith under the Program include a new secure and free bike shed with 30 spaces, with installation of the shed expected to start in 2016,” Mr Ayres said.
“We are also planning to build a 300-space, three level multi-storey car park on the same block of land where the existing commuter car park on Lord Sheffield Circuit is located.
“We are investigating options on how best to deliver this work as quickly and as efficiently as possible. The full scope of this work, including the exact number of spaces and construction timeline, will be confirmed later this year.”
Western Sydney customers have been major beneficiaries of the Transport Access Program with a new $150 million investment to upgrade six key Western Sydney stations, including Pendle Hill, Blacktown, Wentworthville and Flemington.
Since the Program began in April 2012, more than 400 projects are underway or have been completed.
153 commuter parking spaces were also recently provided to Penrith customers as part of the Staff Car Park Conversion Program.
The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) outlines details of the proposed station upgrade, the potential project impacts and how these will be managed.
The REF will be on public display at the following locations:
- Penrith City Council, 601 High Street, Penrith
- Penrith City Library, 207 Queen Street, St Marys
- Transport Community Information Centre, 388 George Street, Sydney
- Transport for NSW website at www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects
Feedback must be received by 5pm, Tuesday 17 November 2015 and can be sent to:
Transport Access Program – Penrith
Principal Manager Planning and Assessments
Transport for NSW
Locked Bag 6501
St Leonards NSW 2065
Email: [email protected]