Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Government has released a tender for the design and construction of a major upgrade of Broadmeadow Railway Station.
The project is being delivered as part of the government’s transport access programme, an initiative to deliver modern, safe and accessible transport infrastructure.
Work under the project will include the installation of three new lifts, upgrading security features such as lighting and CCTV, canopies and improved signage to make life easier for customers.
NSW parliamentary secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast Scot MacDonald said: "This project will ensure all customers, particularly the elderly, those with disability and parents with prams, will be able to access the platforms safely through improved lift access, meaning easier travel for everyone.
"Many people use Broadmeadow Station each day. There are the regular commuters who travel to and from work and school and others who are connecting to regional train services.
"We also have the thousands of footy supporters who use the station on match days, as well as event goers who are heading to the Newcastle Entertainment Centre."
When the review of environmental factors goes on public display later this year, the community will get a chance to have their say on the project.
The award of the design and construction contract is expected to be awarded later this year, with work scheduled to begin next year.