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Maitland, Port Stephens and Cessnock will all share $245,000 to improve 54 bus stops in the Hunter. 

Maitland City Council plans to spend its $77,250 constructing a new shelter in East Maitland and upgrading 26 others across the LGA. 

Port Stephens Council will use $80,500 in grant funding to build two new shelters and upgrade 12 existing shelters.  

Cessnock City Council will spend its share, $88,000, on building two bus shelters and upgrading 11 existing ones.  

Upgrade works include a mix of treatments including the installation of tactile indicators to help people with vision impairment, the establishment of safer boarding points, the erection of new signage and support poles, and the construction of connecting paths. 

The NSW Labor Government’s $1.6 million Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Scheme will see 149 regional bus stop improvement programs rolled out across the state. 

“If we want people in the Hunter using public transport we need to make it an attractive option,” says Minister for the Hunter Yasmin Catley. 

“Bus stops are a window to a crucial part of our integrated transport system in the Hunter.  

“These stops need to be user-friendly for everyone including older passengers and those with a disability. This funding will vastly improve 54 stops in the Hunter.”  

Port Stephens MP Kate Washington agreed.

“The NSW Labor Government is injecting $1.6 million to improve public transport infrastructure across regional NSW and Port Stephens is a big beneficiary,” she added.  

Maitland City Council new bus shelter site:  

• 14 Mitchell Dr, East Maitland NSW 2323  

Maitland City Council bus stops to receive upgrades:  

• 108 South Seas Dr, Ashtonfield NSW 2323  

• 99 South Seas Dr, Ashtonfield NSW 2323  

• 42 Norfolk St, Ashtonfield NSW 2323  

• 14 Highland Way, Bolwarra NSW 2320  

• 37 Corina Ave, Bolwarra Heights NSW 2320  

• 65 Cumberland St, East Maitland NSW 2323  

• 31 Turnbull Dr, East Maitland NSW 2323  

• Cessnock Rd, Gillieston Heights NSW 2321  

• 343 Cessnock Rd, Gillieston Heights NSW 2321  

• 18 Belmore Rd, Lorn NSW 2320  

• 321 High St, Maitland NSW 2320  

• Ken Tubman Dr, Maitland NSW 2320  

• 5 Dunkley St, Rutherford NSW 2320  

• 39 Avery St, Rutherford NSW 2320  

• Hillview St, Rutherford NSW 2320  

• 59 Weblands St, Rutherford NSW 2320  

• 34 South St, Telarah NSW 2320  

• 27 Taylor Ave, Thornton NSW 2322  

• 1 Purdom Cl, Thornton NSW 2322  

• Raymond Terrace Rd, Thornton NSW 2322  

• 11 Woodlands Dr, Thornton NSW 2322  

• 28 Government Rd, Thornton NSW 2322  

• 1 Taylor Ave, Thornton NSW 2322  

• Lawson Ave, Woodberry NSW 2322  

• 114 Lawson Ave, Woodberry NSW 2322  

• 118 Lawson Ave, Woodberry NSW 2322  

Port Stephens Council new bus shelter site:  

• South St, Medowie NSW 2318  

• 2129 Nelson Bay Rd, Williamtown NSW 2318  

Port Stephens Council bus stops to receive upgrades:  

• 6 Frost Rd, Anna Bay NSW 2316  

• 35A Blanch St, Boat Harbour NSW 2316  

• Fullerton Cove Rd, Fullerton Cove NSW 2318  

• 77 Government Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315  

• 152 Benjamin Lee Dr, Raymond Terrace NSW 2324  

• Rees James Rd, Raymond Terrace NSW 2324  

• 141 Mount Hall Rd, Raymond Terrace NSW 2324  

• Port Stephens Dr, Salamander Bay NSW 2317  

• Sandy Point Rd, Salamander Bay NSW 2317  

• Ridgeway Ave, Soldiers Point NSW 2317  

• 112 Soldiers Point Rd, Soldiers Point NSW 2317  

• 24 Moxey Clos, Williamtown NSW 2318  

Cessnock City Council new bus shelter site:  

• 93 Main Rd, Heddon Greta NSW 2321  

• Alexandra St, Kurri Kurri NSW 2327  

Cessnock City Council bus stops to receive upgrades:  

• Allandale Rd, Cessnock NSW 2325  

• 15 Main Rd (Main Road opp 20 stop id) Cliftleigh NSW 2321  

• 4 Lake Rd, Kearsley NSW 2325  

• 2A Lake Rd, Kearsley NSW 2325  

• 16 Triton Blvd, North Rothbury NSW 2335  

• 24 Bendeich Dr, North Rothbury NSW 2335  

• 44 McGann Dr, North Rothbury NSW 2335  

• McGann Dr, North Rothbury NSW 2335  

• 124 Triton Blvd, North Rothbury NSW 2335  

• 8 First St, Weston NSW 2326 

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