SUCCESS! After many years of advocating with the community, we were pleased to see that the 2019-20 NSW budget set aside $5.4million to upgrade Petersham Station. The planned works include two new lifts connecting the existing footbridge to the Terminus St entrance and the station platform, a new access ramp and stairs from the Trafalgar St entrance to the existing footbridge, additional accessible parking spaces, a formal ‘kiss and ride’ are on Terminus St, new bicycle parking on both sides of the station and accessibility upgrades to the toilets.
Work on the upgrade is now complete and Petersham station is fully accessible for all. You can read more on the accessibility of the station here.
"Hi Jenny, I just wanted to thank you for your campaigning of the state government for increasing accessibility in the inner west. As someone with a disability living in Petersham, the upgrading of Petersham station will open up my world and allow me to access the community more easily".
The accessibility of Petersham station meant so much, not just to us, but to the entire inner west community. It was so lovely to receive this message from a local Petersham resident.