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Towradgi Station Upgrade

Towradgi Station Opening

The purpose of the station’s upgrade is to ultimately provide a station that is accessible to those with a disability, limited mobility, carers/parents with prams, and customers with luggage.

As well as improving safety and access, the design incorporates beautiful architectural and landscape designs that weave Aboriginal narratives and themes. These include textured concrete representing trees and the ocean floor, and the totem animals of the Saltwater Wodi Wodi people are represented in the park’s meeting place designs.

Degnan’s Towradgi Station Upgrade Project has been certified as Leading under the IS Design rating.
In collaboration with TfNSW and with the support of the design team, SMEC and Design Inc, the project has demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability. Highlights include:
  • Lifecycle resource use reductions; 25% reduction in GHG emissions, 18% reduction in water consumption, and 6% Enviropoint reduction in materials impacts
  • The implementation of self-sustaining solar lighting poles in landscaped areas to contribute to energy reductions
  • In collaboration with the University of Wollongong’s Sustainable Building Research Centre, Degnan has additionally overseen the first commercial implementation of a novel air-entrained concrete consisting of reclaimed glass dust (a waste product from the glazing industry), foaming agents, and C-grid glass fibre reinforcement.
For more information on Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISC)’s IS Rating Scheme please visit www.iscouncil.org/is-ratings

Project Information

This upgrade was delivered as part of the Transport Access Program, an initiative to provide a better experience for public transport customers by delivering modern, safe and accessible infrastructure.

What we delivered via new and improved infrastructure:

• a new footbridge with lifts to connect both platforms over the rail corridor
• weather protection in all waiting areas
• new footpaths connecting Towradgi Road and Weber Crescent
• refreshed landscaping throughout the station precinct
• two meeting places with seating in Weber Park
• new accessible car spaces and a kiss-and-ride area
• improved toilet facilities, incorporating a family-accessible toilet with an adult change table
• updated signage, lighting, handrails, drainage

The footbridge is open and transparent at each end, directing views west to the Illawarra escarpment and east to the ocean, the screening throughout reflects the pattern and rhythm of a forest canopy.


  • Towradgi Station was opened in 1948
  • Towradgi is derived from a Dharawal word Kow-radgi, meaning guardian of the sacred stones
  • One of the Towradgi landmarks is the small bridge on Towradgi Road that passes over the train This bridge is affectionately known in the area as the Towradgi Hump due to its short and steep rise* It has been provided entertainment for many young drivers in the area!
  • Services from Towradgi travel from Waterfall and Thirroul to Port Kembla and during peak hours services also run to Sydney Central, Bondi Junction and Kiama
*Source: Wikipedia