The Newtown electorate has received key funding in the 2019-2020 state budget to progress crucial accessibility station upgrades, according to Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown
“As a Greens MP I know that the best way to get outcomes for our local community is to work closely with residents and advocate strongly for our community to the Government – we are pleased to see that this approach has worked when it comes to delivering accessibility infrastructure for our train stations in the Newtown electorate.
“We knew that Redfern station was a high priority for accessibility upgrades thanks to years of strong campaigning from the community. We are pleased to see these upgrades confirmed in the budget following the earlier announcement, and we are in consultation with Government to ensure that all platforms at Redfern station are made accessible.
“After working closely with the local community in Petersham and advocating directly to the Minister, we are pleased to see this budget commits $5.4 million for lifts at Petersham Station as well as new accessible amenities including family toilets.
“It’s great news that Stanmore, Erskineville and St Peters have been included as part of the transport accessibility program – we will be stepping up our advocacy with local communities in these areas, as well as those who use Lewisham Station – so that we see funding allocated in next year’s budget to make all of our stations accessible.