LOCAL BUILDERS SOUGHT FOR MOREE TRAIN STATION UPGRADE

LOCAL BUILDERS SOUGHT FOR MOREE TRAIN STATION UPGRADE

Moree Plains Shire Mayor Katrina Humphries, left, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and Minister for Regional Roads and Transport Paul Toole inspect the Moree Train Station yesterday, ahead of the multi-million-dollar upgrade.

 

Thursday, 20 May 2021

 

LOCAL construction companies are being urged to make the most of a proposed multi-million-dollar upgrade of the Moree train station by registering their interest to work on the major accessibility and safety project, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.

 

Mr Marshall said an Expression of Interest (EOI) was now open to local businesses interested in carrying out the work as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program (TAP).

 

“Moree train station serves as an important welcome and first impression for the more than 100,000 visitors who travel by rail to the area each year to experience the famous local artesian baths,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“This project will ensure those visitors receive five-star treatment from the moment they step onto the platform, by providing a station precinct that is accessible to people with a disability, limited mobility, parents and carers with prams and customers with luggage.

 

“The State Government has taken the feedback of the community and rail users on board and is currently working their suggestions into the final plans.

 

“We’ll see things like accessible pathways and ramps, accessible parking spaces, upgrades to amenities including ambulant toilet facilities, waiting room modifications, tactile indicators along the platform, a formalised bus stop at the station entrance and improved wayfinding and lighting.

 

“I personally have expressed the need for Transport for NSW to prioritise to construction of additional platform seating as weather protection.

 

“Following the EOI process, which concludes on 28 May, shortlisted companies will be invited to tender to deliver the project.

 

“This build will be considerable, with the potential to generate work for up to 50 tradies – so there is serious economic benefit for the Moree community.

 

“Upgrades like this ensure that stations have the amenities to support growth in public transport, and build upon our vision to make public transport a first choice for everyone travelling in the bush.”

 

For more information about the Moree train station upgrades and to register your interest, please visit

www.tenders.nsw.gov.au/?event=public.rft.show&RFTUUID=41DA6D04-A795-7490-1718BE3F2AE53C1B

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