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8582 - UPGRADES UNDER THE TRANSPORT ACCESS PROGRAM

Haylen, Jo to the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure
  1. Why have upgrades at Lewisham and Petersham stations under the Transport Access Program not been approved, despite these stations scoring higher than other stations approved for upgrades on the Department's matrix for deciding priorities?
  2. Why have upgrades at these stations been deferred when detailed plans were drawn up?
  3. When will the upgrades at Lewisham and Petersham stations be approved?
Answer -

I am advised:

The matrix you refer to is outdated and does not take into account the latest data.

We take a coordinated, evidence-based approach to station upgrades. Stations are prioritised for upgrades based on a number of factors including current and future patronage, proximity to schools, hospitals and other services, the accessibility of other stations nearby and alignment with other Transport programs.

All projects are subject to practical considerations. A project may be deferred for reasons such as ongoing design discussions with the local council, or a need to redesign the project due to changes near a station that affect access to it.

Question asked on 6 June 2018 (session 56-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 188
Answer received on 6 July 2018 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 193