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Unanderra Station Upgrade

Unanderra Train Station Upgrade completed

Unanderra Train Station Upgrade

Unanderra Train Station Upgrade taking shape

The Unanderra Station upgrade was delivered for Transport for NSW is one of many Transport Access Program (TAP) projects ongoing around NSW.

What we delivered:

  • a new footbridge and stairs with canopies
  • three new lifts providing accessible cross corridor and platform access
  • new kiss and ride zones, accessible parking spaces and bus zones on Berkeley Road (east and west) including seating and improved access paths
  • upgraded station entrances with new pavements, pathways and landscaping
  • platform modifications, including new boarding assistance zones
  • updated station building with new family accessible toilet and ambulant toilet
  • upgraded power services and communications room
  • additional station lighting and closed-circuit television (CCTV)
The Unanderra Station Upgrade is one of several projects within the Transport Access Program that is applying the ISCA IS V1.2 rating tool and is targeting an Excellent rating.
This will be achieved through setting targets across key issues such as climate change adaptation and resilience, energy and carbon reduction, waste to landfill reduction, materials selected, supply chain management, community connection, social procurement, and workforce inclusivity.
For more information on Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) IS Rating Scheme please visit

Project Information

Degnan has successfully completed the Unanderra Station TAP Upgrade Project for Transport for NSW which is now open and being used by commuters and residents. We are very proud of the outcome and the many faces of collaboration this project incorporated.

One of the key design highlights was the collaboration with the local Aboriginal community to include co-designed elements that bring their narratives into a built form, highlighting the experience of being in the landscape to view and experience key cultural landscape features of the area.

Other highlights included an extensive ‘reuse and recycle’ approach, interpretation of historical elements, such as the display of a restored Thornley Lever and at a site level, the development of a new, unique, re-deployable solar PV array with a battery system to power site sheds and facilities during construction.

The upgraded Unanderra Station has improved accessibility, with a new footbridge linking three new lifts for access to and across the station, family-accessible and ambulant toilets for staff and station users, new kiss and ride areas and DDA parking, new accessible pathways to access the station’s entrances, bus shelters, station furniture and landscaping, upgraded power supply and updated lighting, public announcement and security.

  • Unanderra Station was opened in November 1887
  • Originally it was a private coal rail link from Mount Kembla to Port Kembla
  • The government took over the line from Unanderra to Port Kembla in 1912
  • The passenger service on this line began in 1919
  • The original Unanderra Station was a single-platform station complete with a single platform building and stationmaster residence.
  • The rail line through Unanderra was electrified in 1993