Minister asked to explain lack of toilets at Shellharbour Junction station


The Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian has been asked to explain how a $39 million new train station at Dunmore was approved with no provision for toilet facilities, Member for Shellharbour, Anna Watson, said in a letter to the Minister today.

Ms Watson told the Minister that the lack of provision of toilet facilities at the $39 million brand new station was an “embarrassing omission”.

She said that while awaiting the arrival of former Premier Kristina Keneally to Shellharbour Junction on Saturday, Ms Watson spoke to a number of commuters at the station who expressed their concern and disappointment about the lack of toilet facilities.

“I would remind you that when the former Labor Government built the Oak Flats station, toilet facilities were included in the construction.

“I am puzzled as to why Shellharbour Junction was built – and opened by you – without such facilities”, Ms Watson said in her letter.

Ms Watson has asked the Minister to indicate precisely when new toilet facilities will be provided at Shellharbour Junction and why a $39 million infrastructure asset was approved by the Minister without such facilities planned as part of the build.

See also: Letter to the Minister for Transport, dated 24 November 2014

24 November 2014