Community to have their say on Redfern Station upgrade
Minister for Transport Andrew Constance has invited the community to have their say on the plans to deliver a new southern concourse at Redfern Station.
The new concourse is designed to improve accessibility at the station while supporting the growth in the number of customers travelling through the station each day. It is also the first step in the renewal of the North Eveleigh Precinct.
“The design features a new six metre wide concourse between Little Eveleigh Street and Marian Street with lift and stair access to Platforms 1 to 10. This will ensure that all customers, including those with limited mobility, can safely and easily access the station,” Mr Constance said.
“Station entries on Little Eveleigh and Marian Streets will make it easier for customers to get from platforms to streets and shared zones, which will be designed in collaboration with residents to help customers reach their local destinations quickly and safely.
“A new kiss and ride will be constructed on Gibbons Street and Lawson Street, as well as extra space for bike parking on Little Eveleigh and Marian Streets.”
The design for the concourse was selected following consultation with the community in 2019. The community, customers and stakeholders now have the opportunity to provide feedback on the Environment Impact Statement.
The Environmental Impact Statement is on display until 24 June 2020, with the public invited to provide a submission via the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s website planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects.
“We want the community to be part of the process which is why we strongly encourage them to come forward and have their say,” Mr Constance.
Following consultation and subject to planning approval, construction is expected to commence in late 2020 and take around 18 months to complete.