Council has received funding for upgrades to a priority list of bus stop facilities under the Transport for NSW 2019/2021 Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme (CPTIGS). The scheme supports country passengers by focusing on more accessible bus stop infrastructure and better connections between bus stops and surrounding communities.
Council’s upgrades of local bus stop infrastructure complies with provisions of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (DSAPT).
The first sites will be upgraded in early 2022, with the remaining sites completed throughout 2022. The first sites to receive upgrades are:
- Vincent Street, Cessnock (north of Hall Street)
- King Street, Branxton (at Branxton Public School)
- 20 Bridge Street, Branxton
- Wyndham Street, East Branxton (at Lions Park)
- Maitland Street, East Branxton (at Branxton Pool)
- Station Street, Branxton (opposite Rosary Park Primary School)
Works at the Vincent Street, Cessnock site are scheduled to occur during early 2022 (weather permitting). Other sites will follow.
The planned works are located adjacent to properties 138 - 146 Vincent Street, Cessnock within the existing bus zone. This bus stop is on a local route utilised by the general public and is used by a school bus service.
Scope of work
The works include the relocation of the waste bin, the installation of a new bus stop sign and pole, and the installation of tactile indicator paver tiles. This project forms part of Council's Operational Plan. You can find it within the Operational Plan with the Project ID CFT 2021 006.
During the course of the works, there will be a slight impact on pedestrian amenity and some minor unavoidable temporary traffic disruptions. Traffic control measures will be in place to minimise impacts. The Construction Team Leader will endeavour to keep residents and business owners advised of the timing and duration of any disruptions as the work proceeds.
Please direct any enquiries to Council's Customer Relations team during business hours on 02 4993 4100 or email email@example.com.