MILLTHORPE STATION DESIGN UNVEILED AHEAD OF COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

A design has been developed for an upgrade of Millthorpe Station as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program which will see improved accessibility and the return of an on-request rail stop for Millthorpe residents and visitors.

Transport for NSW has been working with heritage specialists and architects to finalise a concept design that has taken into consideration the heritage requirements and feedback from the community.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said, “We thank the community for their ongoing interest in the project and for the feedback they have provided during our initial consultation last year.”

“We have since been working on a technical review of the concept design with engineers and heritage advisors, as well as geotechnical investigations.

“The design we have chosen supports the needs of customers accessing the station, helping to make it a viable on-demand stop.” Mr Toole said

The features of the design include a simple platform extension with a moveable ramp to be provided by the train staff for customers with accessibility issues.

They also include a new platform approximately 15 metres long that will provide seating, additional lighting, an information board, tactile indicators and a help point.

“The platform extension will be a lightweight construction and will be installed parallel to the existing heritage platform. We are also looking to relocate the Millthorpe Station sign onto the new platform and install timber palings on the platform extension to match the existing look and feel of the station.” said Mr Toole

The community is invited to provide feedback on the proposed design at a workshop on Wednesday 25 July from 5pm – 7pm in the Millthorpe Golden Memories Museum at 37 Park Street. To register your attendance, please email projects@transport.nsw.gov.au.