LABOR COMMITS TO LIFTS AT UNANDERRA STATION

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Commuters with limited mobility at Unanderra are being ignored by the Baird Government with still no plans for lift access to the train station.

Many residents with mobility issues, the elderly and parents with prams simply cannot access their local public transport due to stair-only access.

With residents being forced to climb up and down 72 stairs before they can even step onto a train, NSW Labor is committing to installing a lift at Unanderra and making the project a priority.

The need for these lifts was again put in the spotlight in February last year when a video emerged of a double amputee, a stroke victim and an elderly woman struggling up the stairs to catch a train.

At the time Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian said she found the footage "distressing", but still refused to commit to installing lifts at the station.

Opposition Leader Luke Foley today joined Labor’s Candidate for Wollongong Paul Scully at Unanderra Station to see firsthand how important this project is.

Labor has committed to funding the project and getting on with making it easier for commuters to access Unanderra.

Quotes attributable to Opposition Leader Luke Foley

“We have some of our most vulnerable members of the Unanderra community left with no access to public transport due to poor budget management.

“Labor is committed to installation of a lift at Unanderra which is long overdue. 

“Mike Baird has chosen not to prioritise this important project for the last six years.”

Quotes attributable to Labor Candidate for Wollongong Paul Scully: 

“I’m dedicated to renewing the campaign to make the installation of Unanderra lifts a priority.

“This is an issue that many concerned residents and community groups have raised with me whilst door knocking and at community functions. I take these concerns very seriously and promise to renew the fight to get this lift installed.”