Cessnock City Council is working towards ensuring that bus stop infrastructure within the Cessnock Local Government Area complies with the provisions of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (DSAPT).
The determination of bus stop site locations throughout NSW is managed directly by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) in consultation with local councils and public transport providers.
Relocation of the existing bus stop and shelter from outside 22 Love Street (on McGrane Street) to outside 48A McGrane Street is necessary as the current location is not amenable to achieving compliance with DSAPT due to site constraints.
Works anticipated to take place during November 2023
Southern side of McGrane Street, Cessnock, between Allandale Road and Love Street.
Scope of work
Construct a new bus stop with connecting pathway to the adjacent pedestrian refuge, to achieve standards compliance and improved access to buses for persons with disabilities.
The proposed works include:
- Removal of a mature tree from the nature strip outside number 48A McGrane Street;
- Minor excavation and levelling;
- Construction of concrete slab and boarding platform;
- Installation of shelter, associated signage and ground surface tactile indicators;
- Concrete pathway construction; and
Removal of redundant bus stop infrastructure adjacent to 22 Love Street.
During the course of the works, there will be a minor impact on pedestrian amenity and some short duration, temporary traffic disruptions. Traffic control measures will be in place to minimise impacts.