Six new shelters and one upgraded bus stop for Coolamon, Cowra and Junee are on the way after funding was granted under the latest round of the NSW Government’s Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the local community is set to benefit from $69,500 in grants for improved infrastructure at local bus stops.
“This improved infrastructure will see Coolamon Shire receiving one upgraded bus stop and one new shelter, Cowra Shire receiving two new shelters and Junee Shire will receive three new shelters. This is a worthwhile investment into safety and accessibility for our local bus-farers,” Ms Cooke said.
“Safety is an important aspect of the upgrade works, which include installing aids such as guide rails, tactile ground surface indicators and lighting, and improving kerbside access and in some cases, an upgraded or new shelter.”
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the funding for the Cootamundra electorate is part of the latest round of the NSW Government’s Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme (CPTIGS) to improve bus stop infrastructure.
“This scheme is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to provide accessible public transport infrastructure across the state and I’m pleased to announce this latest round of grants, totalling more than $2.1 million,” Mr Farraway said.
The scheme provides subsidies to support the construction or upgrade of bus stop infrastructure owned and maintained by local councils across regional NSW.
44 regional councils, community groups and schools applied for the grants under the latest round of the scheme.
For more information on CPTIGS, visit https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/operations/community-transport-operators/country-passenger-transport-infrastructure-grants-scheme