Unanderra Station Upgrade

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Project overview

The NSW Government is improving accessibility at Unanderra Station.

This upgrade is part of the Transport Access Program, an initiative to provide a better experience for public transport customers by delivering modern, safe and accessible infrastructure.

As part of the program, the Unanderra Station Upgrade will provide a station that is accessible to those with a disability, limited mobility, carers/parents with prams and customers with luggage.

The project is expected to be completed in late 2022* with two stages of construction.

Key benefits

  • Three new lifts to provide accessible cross corridor and platform access
  • Proposed new footbridge and stairs with canopies
  • Construction of new kiss and ride zones, accessible parking spaces and bus zones on Berkeley Road (east and west) including seating and improved access paths
  • Upgrade of station entrances with new pavements, pathways and landscaping
  • Platform modifications, including new boarding assistance zones
  • Modifications of the existing station building with new family accessible toilet and ambulant toilet
  • Upgrade to the station power services and communications room
  • Additional station lighting and closed circuit television (CCTV).
Planning
In progress
Complete

Project status

Construction is underway at Unanderra Station.

Works will initially involve station building and platform works including:

  • new family accessible toilet with baby change table
  • new unisex ambulant toilet
  • staff area modifications to allow for new family accessible facilities
  • boarding assistance zones to each platform
  • new digital public address system and hearing loops.

And with planning approval will be closely followed by:

  • a new footbridge in the centre of the platform with three connecting stairways and three new lifts
  • canopies over the footbridge and stairs for year-round shelter and customer comfort
  • three upgraded accessible car spaces and new ‘kiss and ride’ zones
  • accessible paths at the station entrances
  • a new pedestrian crossing to Berkeley Road west
  • new closed circuit television cameras and lighting
  • removal of the old footbridge once the new footbridge and lifts are operational.

It is anticipated the works will be open to the public in December 2022.

Construction hours

To support industry and continue the delivery of critical infrastructure, the NSW Government has amended the rules around operating hours on work sites. Sites are now able to operate seven days a week and on public holidays from 7am to 6pm. These changes allow work sites to support social distancing and the health and wellbeing of workers. To make up for the delays caused by the COVID-19 restrictions that paused construction for two weeks in July, the Unanderra Station Upgrade will be using the extended hours.

Weekend work

Some weekend work will take place in September to prepare the station for the upgrade. This will take place from 6am to 6pm Saturday 18 September and 6am to 6pm Sunday 19 September. For the safety of staff and customers, work will be carried out during a scheduled Sydney Trains track work period, when no trains will be running. Between the hours of 6am and 7am on both days no construction will take place. This hour will be used for staff sign in, COVID-19 safety checks and for pre-start meetings.

These dates may change if poor weather affects the site conditions.

Keep in touch 

If you would like to ask a question about the proposed upgrade or register to receive project updates please contact us on 1800 684 490 or email projects@transport.nsw.gov.au

Station information

Please visit the Unanderra Station webpage for information on station facilities and transport services.

*Estimated project completion times are subject to change.

Community Notifications

Planning Documents

Project History

From 31 March to 24 April 2020, the community was invited to provide feedback on the concept design of the Unanderra Station Upgrade.

Following this, the Unanderra Station Upgrade project was on public display from 20 July – 3 August 2020. Feedback on the project’s Review of Environmental Factors will build on the early consultation, and will assist the project team to further develop the designs for the upgrade.

The project received 40 submissions in response to the project’s REF. Each submission was considered by the project team and responded to in a Determination Report.

Planning approval has been granted for the Unanderra Station upgrade and the contract for the Unanderra Station Upgrade project was awarded in March 2021.

Following the Review of Environmental Factors, we conducted detailed investigations and analysis on two footbridge options. This included the ongoing maintenance costs once the project was complete. It was determined that building a new footbridge rather than upgrading the existing structure would result in considerable financial savings over the next 30 years, despite the higher upfront costs.

This proposal will offer transport customers the following additional benefits:

  • less impact during construction
  • shorter construction program
  • improved urban design and customer experience with completely new infrastructure, built to current standards
  • elimination of safety risks associated with underground services next to the existing footbridge.

The new bridge proposal was open to public comment from 16 August – 27 August 2021.