Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Government has set aside A$133m ($102m) to upgrade accessibility at a minimum of 11 train stations across the state.

The allocation, made under the Transport Access Program, takes the NSW Government’s total of investments in the transport sector to over A$2bn ($1.53bn) since 2011.

The Transport Access Program is an NSW Government initiative designed to deliver safe, modern and accessible public transport infrastructure across the state.

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said: “We are committed to making public transport accessible for customers with a disability, less mobile customers or customers using a pram and that is why this budget includes funding to upgrade accessibility to at least 11 more stations across the State.”

The planned upgrades involve the installation of new lifts and construction of new ramps and footbridges.

“We now have 173 of the 307 stations on the suburban and intercity networks accessible. This means that approximately 90% of customer trips across the network are now accessible.”

As per the plan, accessibility upgrade works will be carried out at Wyee, Blayney, North Strathfield, Kingswood, Hazelbrook, Mittagong, Hawkesbury River, Wahroonga, Clarendon, Taree and Roseville.

The funds will also be used for the further progression of Glenbrook, Beecroft, Millthorpe and Como stations. These will be in addition to the 31 new stations the NSW Government is building for the Sydney Metro network.

NSW treasurer Dominic Perrottet said: “The investment in the Transport Access Program is about making life easier for people in the community to access public transport.

“This is a budget that puts people first and that is what the investment in the Transport Access Program does.”

An additional A$882m ($675.2m) will be invested, under the Transport Access Program, to provide accessibility upgrades at stations, build better transport interchanges and car parks.

NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said: “We now have 173 of the 307 stations on the suburban and intercity networks accessible. This means that approximately 90% of customer trips across the network are now accessible.”