Wenty lifts on the way but wait is agonising

Lifts for Wentworthville station could be a step closer after Holroyd Council pushed the state government for an update on the upgrade.

On April 1, councillors Lisa Lake and Greg Cummings moved a motion that mayor Nasr Kafrouni write to Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian for details on the works and their timeline.

"There's a promise that's been made and we'd like it to be honoured," Cr Lake said.

"It was all a bit of a mystery what was going on.

"I went to the Department Of Transport website and they have listed the Transport Access Program and 25 current projects they're engaged in to provide access to the stations. And Wentworthville is not listed . . . People were anticipating something occurring this year — and it's April."

The motion noted a June 2013 Sun article that announced Wentworthville lifts for commuters following a petition presented to parliament that had more than 10,000 signatures.

Wentworthville resident Peter Simpson uses a wheelchair because of a nerve disorder. He signed the 2013 petition and believes the wait has gone on long enough.

"Come and live in my shoes for a day and see how you would feel with this inequity," Mr Simpson said. "

A spokesman for Ms Berejiklian said design work had begun for the station's easy access upgrade including lift access.

Planning documents would be on exhibition later this year.

"Concept designs are being completed now to confirm the final scope of work for Wentworthville," the spokesman said.

"Further details about project cost and timing will be available once the scope of works is confirmed and the tendering process completed."

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