StageOne of the planned upgrade works to Kingswood Station will occur over the nextthree months, Liberal Member for Penrith Stuart Ayresannounced today.
\”These works will provide a major boost to the facilities offered at Kingswood Station and include footpath widening, new bike shelters and improvements to drop-off points, bus stops and taxi zones on the northern side of the station.\” Mr Ayres said today.
\”There are also a number of changes to parking and road safety which will streamline the flow of vehicles along the Great Western Highway.
\”When local businesses were notified of the original works, a number of were concerned that median fencing would make it harder for customers to use the Great Western Highway to access their shops.
\”Following a series of letters and phone calls we sent to the Minister and an ongoing dialogue with Penrith City Council, I am pleased to see the Transport Construction Authority have agreed toreduce the length of their proposed fence to 150 metres.
\”This is a major win for the shopkeepers and local commuters. The upgrade works demonstrate that thisgovernment is getting on with the job of improving our transport facilities into the future.\”
Stage Two of the upgrade works is scheduled for completion next year and includes the creation of new parking spaces, provision of a second taxi zone, expanded awnings and improved lighting conditions at the commuter carpark.