A MULTI-million dollar upgrade of the Byron Bay bus interchange has been announced.
The upgrade was announced by NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant and Nationals Candidate for Ballina Kris Beavis, who called it a huge win for public transport customers in the region.
"This is fantastic news for the local community and it will improve access and security for bus customers at Byron Bay and encourage more people to leave the car at home and catch public transport," Mr Grant said.
"Access at the interchange will be improved with new ramps and family accessible toilets, which are vital for customers with a wheelchair, the elderly, and families with prams.
"Bus customers will also enjoy more comfortable seating, shelter, kiss and ride zones, bicycle racks and improved customer information. Safety and security will also get a boost with new CCTV and lighting.
"We will get started with the work at the Byron Bay bus interchange now and it will be delivered in the next term of Government.
"Today's announcement is another example of how the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to delivering vital transport infrastructure to every corner of the state," Mr Grant said.
Mr Beavis said the Byron Bay interchange was an important hub for customers catching local bus services as well as tourists travelling on coaches to and from the area.
"Not only will the bus interchange be completely transformed with improved access and security, the upgrade will include a specially designed interchange for long distance coaches, providing more room at the local bus stop for customers hopping on and off local services," Mr Beavis said.
"A revamped bus interchange in the heart of Byron Bay is part of my vision for the future of this great town.
"If elected I can guarantee I will be fighting hard to make sure our region gets the modern and accessible services we deserve."
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