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Point Clare Station left in shambles

After much controversy, Point Clare station opened last week, but it’s been revealed that accessibility has gone backwards, not forwards. With lack of ramps, excessive lifts, and a tunnel that’s so low you hit your head on the roof, the whole upgrade has ended up being another bungle under the current government.

Liesl Tesch MP speaking to concerned residents of Point Clare after inspecting the failed Point Clare upgrade.

25 November 2022

 

MEMBER for Gosford, Liesl Tesch, is disappointed in the lack of intervention by the Minister for Regional Transport, Minister Farraway, after months of advocacy by the community.

 

“I was hoping Minister Farraway would recognise our needs, but it hasn’t happened, and the outcome is abysmal,” she said.

 

After inspecting the station this week, Ms Tesch felt that the station was not up to scratch and is disappointingly poor investment on behalf of the taxpayers of NSW.

 

“It’s 2022 and we should be doing so much better for accessible inclusion, and yet we end up with three sets of stairs, and a dangerous step replacing a ramped pathways, lifts that can break down, and tunnels that are too low,” Ms Tesch said.

 

Joined by members of the local community most affected by the lack of ramps, including the elderly and those with mobility issues, Liesl had one message for the community:

 

“Thank you so much to the community for all the work that they have done campaigning for change. Whilst it’s not the result we were after, our community has put up a mighty good fight,” said Ms Tesch.

 

For Ms Tesch, it’s clear that more effective education needs to be provided to those designing our upgrades, noting that this is just another bungle in a long list from this government.

 

“If you’re going to do it, do it well.”

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