Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman today announced over $80,000 in NSW Government grants for Goulburn Mulwaree and Upper Lachlan Shire Councils to improve public transport accessibility for customers in the region.
The Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme (CPTIGS) provides subsidies to support the construction or upgrade of bus stop infrastructure generally owned and maintained by local councils across rural and regional NSW.
Mrs Tuckerman said the grant will help to build eight new bus shelters across the Goulburn electorate region which will meet accessibility standards.
“Grants for the our region will help build new shelters at Nicholas Street and Howard Boulevard to provide better access to public transport in the Goulburn Mulwaree Council area, as well as two shelters in the Upper Lachlan Shire area,” said Mrs Tuckerman.
“These upgrades will help to make public transport and connections between bus stops more accessible for Goulburn and the surrounding communities. The new bus stops will include features such as connecting paths, signage, tactile indicators and seating.”
The NSW Government is committed to providing accessible public transport infrastructure across the state.
The Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme supports regional councils, schools and community organisations to deliver this in their local communities, with all projects required to meet the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport.
More than $2.1 million in NSW Government grants will see 509 projects supported across more than 40 local government areas including new and upgraded bus shelters, security lighting, new bus stop seats, timetable information boards and tactile indicators.
For more information on the program, visit: https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/operations/community-transport-operators/country-passenger-transport-infrastructure-grants-scheme