Railway station upgrade will start as soon as 2020

Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch, Member for Wyong, David Harris, NSW Opposition Leader, Jodi McKay, and Member for The Entrance, David Mehan, at the announcement of railway station upgrades

Construction work on long overdue upgrades at Niagara Park Railway Station will start as soon as 2020, with Narara and Lisarow to follow in 2021.
They are three of five stations on the Central Coast to be upgraded, with the other two being Tuggerah and Ourimbah.
Labor MPs are claiming the work is a result of concerted pressure from Labor since 2011.
MPs Liesl Tesch (Gosford), David Harris (Wyong) and David Mehan (The Entrance) joined NSW Opposition Leader, Jodi McKay, at Tuggerah Railway Station to make the announcement on July 24.
NSW Transport and Roads Minister, Andrew Constance, revealed the plans in response to an inquiry from Mehan.
While additional parking is not planned for Lisarow, Narara or Niagara Park, accessibility will be improved.
The MPs have all strongly advocated for the upgrades which were Labor commitments leading up to the 2011 election, but were quashed by the elected Liberal Government.
Mehan said the outcome showed what had been able to be achieved from the Opposition benches.
“We have delivered for the Coast from Opposition,” he said.
McKay said Labor would continue to hold the government to account.
“We want the government to continue the work on these five stations,” she said.
“We’ve achieved the upgrade of these stations, and we will not rest until they are built and people are using these stations and have the accessibility that they need.
Tesch said while it was great to see the government moving on “these important upgrades in our community”, she would not rest until Point Clare station was added to the list.
“I have written to the Minister asking for a timeline on Point Clare station’s upgrade and look forward to an update,” she said.

Interview and media release, Jul 24
NSW Opposition Leader, Jodi McKay
Interview and media statement, Jul 24
Member for The Entrance, David Mehan
Media statement, Jul 24
Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch
Journalists: Sue Murray and Terry Collins

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