Wollstonecraft Station Upgrade

Reviewed

Project overview

Planning is currently underway to improve accessibility at Wollstonecraft Station.

The project is expected to be completed in 2022*.

Key benefits

  • two new lifts connecting to the station platforms
  • new station entry ramps from Shirley Road and Telopea Street to provide accessible paths to the lifts
  • platform raising work to bring platforms level with train carriages 
  • a covered boarding assistance zone on Platform 1
  • a new accessible parking space on Shirley Road
  • improved amenities such as a new male and female ambulant toilet and a new family accessible toilet
  • improved CCTV and lighting. 
Planning
In progress
Complete

Project Overview

The upgrade of Wollstonecraft Station is being delivered as part of the Transport Access Program, a NSW Government initiative to provide a better experience for public transport customers by delivering accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure across the state.

The Wollstonecraft Station Upgrade will provide a station precinct that is accessible to those with a disability, limited mobility, parents/carers with prams and customers with luggage.       

Project Status

Planning approval for the Wollstonecraft Station Upgrade has been granted

The approval follows the public display of the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) between 18 May and 1 June 2020, and preparation of a Determination Report. 

The project received 117 submissions in response to the project's REF. Each was considered by the project team and responded to in a Determination Report (PDF, 4.93 MB).  

Why accessibility upgrades are needed at Wollstonecraft Station

As an operator of public transport under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA), Transport for NSW is required to upgrade the station precinct and ensure equitable access is provided for all customers. 

Wollstonecraft Station does not currently meet the requirements of the federal Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (DSAPT).

The Standards set out minimum accessibility requirements for public transport providers and ensure that people with disability have equivalent access to public transport services. 

At  Wollstonecraft Station, the existing slope of the ramps is too steep and is not easily accessible for all customers, including those with additional mobility requirements.  

Upgrading the station precinct will make Wollstonecraft accessible to people with additional mobility requirements, parents/carers with prams and customers with luggage.

A copy of the standards can be accessed on the website of the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department. Further information about the Standards can be found on the website of the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Next steps

The contract for the Wollstonecraft Station Upgrade was awarded in May 2020. Early work and site investigations started in July 2020, with major construction expected to start in late 2020.

We will continue to keep the community informed as the project progresses over the coming months.

Keep in Touch 

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

Station Information

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

Community Notifications

Planning documents

* Estimated project completion times are subject to change.